Pivotal GemFire® v9.0

Preventing Network Partitions

This section provides a short list of things you can do to prevent a network partition from occurring.

To avoid a network partition:

  • Use NIC teaming for redundant connectivity. See for more information.
  • It is best if all servers share a common network switch. Having multiple network switches increases the possibility of a network partition occurring. If multiple switches must be used, redundant routing paths should be available, if possible. The weight of members sharing a switch in a multi-switch configuration will determine which partition survives if there is an inter-switch failure.
  • In terms of Geode configuration, consider the weighting of members. For example, you could assign important processes a higher weight.