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Pivotal GemFire® v8.2

Organizing Peers into Logical Member Groups

Organizing Peers into Logical Member Groups

In a peer-to-peer configuration, you can organize members into logical member groups and use those groups to associate specific data or assign tasks to a pre-defined set of members.

You can use logical member groups to deploy JAR applications across multiple members or to execute functions across a member group.

To add a peer to a member group, you can configure the following:
  1. Add the member group names to the gemfire.properties file for the member. For example:
    #gemfire.properties
    groups=Portfolios,ManagementGroup1
    A member can belong to more than one member group. If specifying multiple member groups for a member, use a comma-separated list. Alternatively, if you are using the gfsh command interface to start up the member, provide the group name or group names as a parameter.
    For example, to start up a server and associate it with member groups, you could type:
    gfsh>start server --name=server1 \
    --group=Portfolios,ManagementGroup1
    For example, to start up a locator and associate it with member groups, you could type:
    gfsh>start locator --name=locator1 \
    --group=ManagementGroup1
  2. Then you can use the member group names to perform tasks such as deploy applications or execute functions.
    For example, to deploy an application across a member group, you could type the following in gfsh:
    gfsh>deploy --jar=group1_functions.jar --group=ManagementGroup1