Pivotal GemFire architecture and management features help detect and resolve network partition problems.
GemFire handles network outages by using a weighting system to determine whether the remaining available members have a sufficient quorum to continue as a distributed system.
GemFire uses failure detection to remove unresponsive members from membership views.
Network partition detection uses a designated membership coordinator and a weighting system that accounts for a lead member to determine whether a network partition has occurred.
This topic describes network partitioning scenarios and what happens to the partitioned sides of the distributed system.
This section lists the configuration steps for network partition detection.
This section provides a short list of things you can do to prevent network partition from occurring.