macOS—Install Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew Package
If your operating system is macOS, you can install Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew package.
- Confirm that your system meets the hardware and software requirements described in Host Machine Requirements.
In particular, ensure that the host name of your machine is configured
in your system hosts file.
For example, you may need to map your machine’s hostname to your
IP address in the
/etc/hostsfile in order for gfsh and Pulse to operate correctly.
- If you have not already done so, download and install a compatible JDK for your system.
- From the macOS computer on which you will install GemFire, open a terminal window.
If you previously installed GemFire using Homebrew, execute this untap command to ensure a clean update:
$ brew untap pivotal/tap
In the terminal window, enter this command to install Homebrew, if you have not already installed it:
$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Execute this command to install Pivotal GemFire:
$ brew tap pivotal/tap && brew install gemfire
This starts the install process, resolves dependencies, and displays the packages it will install. The GemFire software is installed into the
/usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/versiondirectory where version corresponds to the latest version of GemFire you just installed (for example, 9.0.0). Note that Homebrew installs the executables such as
/usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/version/bindirectory and creates symbolic links to the GemFire executables in
/usr/local/bin. All other GemFire product files including SampleCode and HTTP module installers are installed in
Configure your JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to a supported version of Java (listed in Host Machine Requirements). For example, you can add the following line to your
gfsh versionat the command line and verify that the output lists the version of Pivotal GemFire that you wished to install. For example:
$ gfsh version v9.0.0
If you want more detailed version information such as the date of the build, build number and JDK version being used, type
gfsh version --full.
If you need to uninstall GemFire, see How to Uninstall GemFire.