Distributed System and Cache Configuration
To work with your Pivotal GemFire applications, you use a combination of configuration files and application code.
Distributed system members are programs that connect to a GemFire distributed system. You configure members to belong to a single distributed system, and you can optionally configure them to be clients or servers to members in other distributed systems, and to communicate with other distributed systems.
GemFire provides a default distributed system configuration for out-of-the-box systems. To use non-default configurations and to fine-tune your member communication, you can use a mix of various options to customize your distributed system configuration.
To populate your Pivotal GemFire cache and fine-tune its storage and distribution behavior, you need to define cached data regions and provide custom configuration for the cache and regions.
For many Pivotal GemFire discussions, you need to understand the difference between local and remote membership and caching.