Pivotal GemFire Management and Monitoring
Pivotal GemFire provides APIs and tools for managing your distributed system and monitoring the health of your distributed system members.
Pivotal GemFire uses a federated Open MBean strategy to manage and monitor all members of the distributed system. This strategy gives you a consolidated, single-agent view of the distributed system.
GemFire provides a variety of management tools you can use to manage a GemFire distributed system.
GemFire’s management and monitoring system consists of one JMX Manager node (there should only be one) and one or more managed nodes within a distributed system. All members in the distributed system are manageable through MBeans and GemFire Management Service APIs.
Any member can host an embedded JMX Manager, which provides a federated view of all MBeans for the distributed system. The member can be configured to be a manager at startup or anytime during its life by invoking the appropriate API calls on the ManagementService.
GemFire uses MBeans to manage and monitor different parts of GemFire. GemFire’s federated MBean architecture is scalable and allows you to have a single-agent view of a GemFire distributed system.
GemFire programmatically emulates out-of-the-box JMX provided by Java and creates a JMXServiceURL with RMI Registry and RMI Connector ports on all manageable members.
You can also use management APIs to execute gfsh commands programmatically.