Upgrading Pivotal GemFire
To upgrade Pivotal GemFire from an existing installation, you install the latest version of the software from a ZIP file. An upgrade from one major version to another (for example, from GemFire 8.2 to 9.0) will require brief downtime for your system.
This section discusses the upgrade path for various Pivotal GemFire versions, and it lists information you need to know before you begin the upgrade process.
Details on how to upgrade Pivotal GemFire from version 8.2.3 or a more recent 8.2 version to version 9.
A rolling upgrade allows you to keep your existing distributed system running while you upgrade your members gradually.
Cluster downtime will be required for an upgrade on systems that cannot do a rolling upgrade.
A special procedure allows some multi-site systems to upgrade to version 9 on a site by site basis, eliminating the need for system-wide down time.
This topic lists the compatibilities for deploying different versions of Pivotal GemFire within a system.
If your operating system is Mac OSX, you can upgrade Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew package.