LATEST VERSION: 9.1.0 - CHANGELOG
Pivotal GemFire® v9.1

Managing a Peer or Server Cache

You start your peer or server cache using a combination of XML declarations and API calls. Close the cache when you are done.

Geode peers are members of a Geode distributed system that do not act as clients to another Geode distributed system. Geode servers are peers that also listen for and process client requests.

  1. Create your cache:

    1. Start up a cluster and the cluster configuration service:

      1. Start a locator with --enable-cluster-configuration set to true. (It is set true by default.)

        gfsh>start locator --name=locator1
        
      2. Start up member processes that use the cluster configuration service (enabled by default):

        gfsh>start server --name=server1 --server-port=40404
        
      3. Create regions:

        gfsh>create region --name=customerRegion --type=REPLICATE
        
        gfsh>create region --name=ordersRegion --type=PARTITION
        
    2. Or if you are not using the cluster configuration service, directly configure cache.xml in each member of your cluster. In your cache.xml, use the cache DOCTYPE and configure your cache inside a <cache> element. Example:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <cache
          xmlns="http://geode.apache.org/schema/cache"
          xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
          xsi:schemaLocation="http://geode.apache.org/schema/cache http://geode.apache.org/schema/cache/cache-1.0.xsd"
          version="1.0”>
          // NOTE: Use this <cache-server> element only for server processes 
          <cache-server port="40404"/>
          <region name="customerRegion" refid="REPLICATE" />
          <region name="ordersRegion" refid="PARTITION" />
      </cache>
      
    3. To programmatically create the Cache instance:

      • In your Java application, use the CacheFactory create method:

        Cache cache = new CacheFactory().create();
        
      • If you are running a server using the Geode cacheserver process, it automatically creates the cache and connection at startup and closes both when it exits.

      The system creates the distributed system connection and initializes the cache according to your gemfire.properties and cache.xml specifications.

  2. Close your cache when you are done using the inherited close method of the Cache instance:

    cache.close();