Starting gfsh

Before you start gfsh, confirm that you have set JAVA_HOME and that your PATH variable includes the gfsh executable.

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 VMware GemFire®:

Start gfsh on Windows:

<product_directory>\bin\gfsh.bat 

where <product_directory> corresponds to the location where you installed VMware GemFire®.

Start gfsh on Unix:

<product_directory>/bin/gfsh

where <product_directory> corresponds to the location where you installed VMware GemFire®. Upon execution, the gfsh script appends the required VMware GemFire® and JDK Jar libraries to your existing CLASSPATH.

If you have successfully started gfsh, the gfsh splash screen and prompt appears.

c:\VMware GemFire\Latest>gfsh.bat
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   / _____/ ______/ ______/ /____/ /
  / /  __/ /___  /_____  / _____  /
 / /__/ / ____/  _____/ / /    / /
/______/_/      /______/_/    /_/

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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.