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GemFire Administrator

  • Tuition USD $3,200 GSA  $1,895.21
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  • Course Code GEM-ADMIN
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course is designed to provide training in the installation, configuration and management of GemFire. Students will learn how to define configurations based on desired topologies and region requirements, as well as how to manage a running GemFire cluster. This course will provide hands-on experience with defining different cluster configurations, stopping and starting members, troubleshooting problems and more. This four day course is designed to provide the necessary combination of technical concepts and hands-on experience to enable administrators to effectively manage their deployments.

Skills Gained

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand GemFire topology options
  • Understand the detailed installation and configuration process
  • Understand the use of Disk Stores and their configuration
  • Gain Hands-on experience using tools for management and monitoring of GemFire clusters
  • Learn troubleshooting methodologies for locating and correcting issues

Who Can Benefit

Administrators responsible for the installation, configuration and day to day management of GemFire. Anyone wanting a deeper understanding of how GemFire is configured, how to operationalize GemFire or how to troubleshoot problems that may arise in the GemFire cluster.


Basic UNIX or Linux command-line navigation and administration skills. Comfort level with scripting using Bash scripting

Course Details


  • High level architecture of GemFire
  • Review of regions
  • Use cases for GemFire


  • Review of packaging
  • System requirements and installation
  • Configuration options
  • Rolling upgrades


  • Client/Server overview & configuration
  • Distributed System and peer location
  • Member groups, redundancy zones and virtualization
  • Client Server data flow
  • Introduction to gfs


  • Cluster Configuration Overview
  • gfsh and Cluster Configuration
  • File storage and troubleshooting


  • Replicated regions
  • Partitioned regions
  • Hardware failures scenarios
  • Region Compression


  • Overview of JVM memory and startup options
  • Overview of Off-heap Storage
  • Configuring Off-heap Storage


  • Using gfsh
  • Starting and stoping members
  • Obtaining other statistics
  • Adding regions and deploying JAR files
  • Operationalizing


  • JMX management overview
  • Pulse
  • JConsole
  • VSD and statistics in-depth


  • Membership overview
  • Network partitioning & split brain
  • System members & member weighting
  • Configuration guidelines


  • Disk Store overview
  • Usage and configuration
  • OpLog rolling and compaction
  • Cache Management - expiration, eviction and overflow


  • Configuration for online backup
  • Full backup vs Incremental backup
  • Performing online backup and restore
  • Offline backup and restore
  • Snapshots overview


  • Security Overview
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Post Processing
  • Setting up SSL Communication


  • Logging overview
  • Stats configuration
  • Using VSD to troubleshoot


  • Multi-site overview
  • Configuration topologies
  • Configuring persistent queues

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How do I pay for a class?

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What if I have training credits?

ExitCertified honors all savings programs from the partners we work with. ExitCertified also offers training credits across multiple partners through our FLEX Account.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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