VMware GemFire Supported Configurations
VMware GemFire® is supported on a variety of platforms.
Note: Running VMware GemFire clusters with a mix of different platforms has not been tested. We recommend that you use a consistent platform on all machines in your cluster.
All platforms listed as deprecated may be removed in a future release of the product.
These VMware GemFire 9.10 platforms provide support for production systems:
- CentOS 7 for the x86-64 processor
- RHEL 6 for the x86-64 processor (Deprecated)
- RHEL 7 for the x86-64 processor
- Ubuntu 14.04 for the x86-64 processor
- Ubuntu 16.04 for the x86-64 processor
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for the x86-64 processor
- Solaris 11 for the x86-64 processor
- Solaris 11 for a 64-bit SPARC processor
- Windows 2012 Server for the x86-64 processor (Deprecated)
- Windows 2012 Server R2 for the x86-64 processor
- AIX 7 with IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8*. This platform is only supported for GemFire application clients. The GemFire cluster must be configured on one of the other supported platforms.
These cloud platforms are supported for VMware GemFire 9.10:
- Linux platforms under AWS
- Linux platforms under Microsoft Azure
These VMware GemFire 9.10 platforms provide support for development systems:
- MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) for the x86-64 processor
- Windows 10 for the x86-64 processor
This version of VMware GemFire requires Java 8 release 121 or a more recent version 8 update. The same versions are supported with OpenJDK (HotSpot).
VMware GemFire is compatible with Open JDK 11.
The VMware GemFire product download does not include Java.
Download and install a supported JRE or JDK on each system running GemFire.
VMware recommends the installation of a full JDK (and not just a JRE)
to obtain better performance with
gfsh status and
gfsh stop commands.
The IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 is supported for application clients only. Some client region eviction configurations such as
HEAP_LRU are known to not function properly in this release.
For optimal disk-store performance, VMware recommends avoiding the use of
ext3 file systems when operating on Linux platforms.