Before you start gfsh, confirm that you have set JAVA_HOME and that your PATH variable includes the gfsh executable.
To manage servers and locators properly,
gfsh requires the
tools.jar file (provided with the JDK) exist in the CLASSPATH.
Note: On Windows, you must have the JAVA_HOME environment variable set properly to use start, stop and status commands for both locators and servers.
To launch the gfsh command-line interface, execute the following command at the prompt on any machine that is currently installed with Apache Geode:
Start gfsh on Windows:
where <product_directory> corresponds to the location where you installed Apache Geode.
Start gfsh on Unix:
where <product_directory> corresponds to the location where you installed Apache Geode. If you installed Apache Geode using RPM, the default product directory installation location is
/opt/pivotal/gemfire. Upon execution, the
gfsh script appends the required Pivotal GemFire and JDK Jar libraries to your existing CLASSPATH.
If you have successfully started
gfsh splash screen and prompt appears.
c:\Geode\Latest>gfsh.bat _________________________ __ / _____/ ______/ ______/ /____/ / / / __/ /___ /_____ / _____ / / /__/ / ____/ _____/ / / / / /______/_/ /______/_/ /_/ Monitor and Manage Geode gfsh>
You can also run some gfsh commands directly within your terminal without entering a
gfsh prompt. For example, on Unix/Linux you could enter:
$ gfsh start server --name=server1
or on Windows:
prompt> gfsh start server --name=server1
See Creating and Running gfsh Command Scripts for more information.