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Pivotal GemFire® v8.2

Pivotal GemFire Supported Configurations

Pivotal GemFire Supported Configurations

Pivotal GemFire is supported on a variety of platforms.

The supported configurations tables are organized by the 32-bit and 64-bit platforms on which Pivotal GemFire standalone runs with Level A support.

Note: Running Pivotal GemFire clusters with a mix of different platforms has not been tested. We recommend that you use a consistent platform on all machines in your cluster.

Supported Platforms

Note: GemFire 8.2 deprecates all 32-bit platforms and other platforms as indicated below and in the Pivotal GemFire 8.2 Release Notes. Support for deprecated platforms may be removed in a future release of the product.
Operating System Processor and Architecture Supported JDKs Production or Development
CentOS 7 x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Mac OS X 10.8** (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Mac OS X 10.9** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Mac OS X 10.10** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
RHEL 5** (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
RHEL 6 x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
RHEL 7 x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Solaris 10 SPARC (64-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2.1)

SPARC (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2.0)

x86 (64-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2.1)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Solaris 11 SPARC (64-bit)

SPARC (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

x86 (64-bit)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Windows 2008 Server R2 (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Windows 2012 Server** x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Windows 2012 Server R2** x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Windows 7 Enterprise (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production
Windows 7 (versions other than Enterprise)** (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Windows 8** (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Windows 8.1** x86 (64-bit)

x86 (32-bit) (Deprecated in v8.2)

Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Ubuntu 10.x** (Deprecated in v8.2) x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Ubuntu 12.04** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Development
Ubuntu 14.04 x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later

Oracle Java SE 8, Update 45 and Later

Production

*The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is not supported.

**Indicates operating systems that have not been fully tested but are still supported.

Production Support and Developer Support

The tables indicate whether the supported configuration is for production or development. Generally, production support means you can run your production application on the platform; developer support means you can develop on the platform but you should not run your production application on it.

Many developers use consumer-focused operating systems that are not certified for production use, and most Pivotal products function well on popular consumer operating systems. The developer support designation is intended to convey which products are "known to work" and that Pivotal will provide best-effort support for resolving reported issues that are discovered. Developer Support certifications are not supported for use in production.

Java Support Notes

The Pivotal GemFire 8.0 release was the last GemFire release to support Java SE 6. Pivotal GemFire 8.2 requires Java SE 7 or Java SE 8.

The Pivotal GemFire product download does not include Java. You must download and install a supported JRE or JDK on each system running GemFire. GemFire recommends the installation of a full JDK (and not just a JRE) to obtain better performance with gfsh status and stop commands.

Pure Java Mode and Other Configurations

If you want to run GemFire on a platform other than those listed in the two tables, contact your sales representative. Pivotal will evaluate whether it can support the platform, either as-is or under a special agreement.

For example, GemFire can also be installed to run in pure Java mode on any standard Java platform with some functional differences. However, this type of configuration is not tested and should not be used for production purposes without consulting with Pivotal support first. See Running Pivotal GemFire in Pure Java Mode for more information.

File System Type for Linux and Solaris Platforms

For optimal disk-store performance, Pivotal recommends the use of ext4 file systems when operating on Linux or Solaris platforms.