VMware GemFire® Management and Monitoring
VMware GemFire® provides APIs and tools for managing your cluster and monitoring the health of your members.
VMware GemFire® uses a federated Open MBean strategy to manage and monitor all members of the cluster. This strategy gives you a consolidated, single-agent view of the cluster.
VMware GemFire provides a variety of management tools you can use to manage a VMware GemFire cluster.
VMware GemFire’s management and monitoring system consists of one JMX Manager node (there should only be one) and one or more managed nodes within a cluster. All members in the cluster are manageable through MBeans and VMware GemFire Management Service APIs.
Any member can host an embedded JMX Manager, which provides a federated view of all MBeans for the cluster. The member can be configured to be a manager at startup or anytime during its life by invoking the appropriate API calls on the ManagementService.
VMware GemFire uses MBeans to manage and monitor different parts of VMware GemFire. VMware GemFire’s federated MBean architecture is scalable and allows you to have a single-agent view of a VMware GemFire cluster.
VMware GemFire programmatically emulates out-of-the-box JMX provided by Java and creates a JMXServiceURL with RMI Registry and RMI Connector ports on all manageable members.
You can also use management APIs to execute gfsh commands programmatically.