Deploying and Configuring a Gemcached Server
You can configure and deploy Gemcached servers in a Java class or by using the gfsh command-line interface.
The following sections describe how to configure and deploy an embedded Gemcached server. You can configure and start a GemCached server either by invoking a Java class that calls the cache server’s
start() method, or by starting the cache server using the gfsh command line.
org.apache.geode.memcached package contains a single class,
GemFireMemcachedServer (see the VMware GemFire Javadocs.) Use this class to configure and embed a Gemcached server in a VMware GemFire cache server. For example, the following statement creates and starts an embedded Gemcached server on port number 5555 using the binary protocol:
GemFireMemcachedServer server = new GemFireMemcachedServer(5555, Protocol.BINARY);server.start();
Note: By default, Gemcached servers use the ASCII protocol.
When you start a Gemcached server, by default, it creates a
RegionShortcut.PARTITION region named
gemcached where data used by memcached clients is stored. You can alter these defaults by configuring the region using the
gemfire.properties files. See Distributed System and Cache Configuration.
You can also start a Gemcached server with the gfsh command-line interface. Use the following syntax:
gfsh>start server --name=<server_name> --server-port=<port_number> --memcached-port=<port_number> --memcached-protocol=BINARY|ASCII
You can also set the memcached port number and protocol in the
memcached-port property is not specified, the embedded Gemcached server is not started.
You can set the following properties in the
gemfire.properties file that are used when starting Gemcached servers:
The port number where the Gemcached server listens for connections from memcached clients.
If the port number is set to 0 or the
Memcached supports both ASCII and binary communication protocols. (See Memcached protocol By default, Gemcached uses the ASCII protocol.
Set one of the following values:
Table 1. Gemcached Properties