Recommended Usage and Limitations

  • See Design Patterns for descriptions of the variety of design patterns that VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs supports.
  • Tanzu GemFire stores objects in key/value format, where the value can be any object.
  • See gfsh Command Restrictions for limitations on the use of gfsh commands.


  • Tanzu GemFire does not support scaling down the cluster.
  • Tanzu GemFire does not support plan migrations. The -p option to the cf update-service command is not supported.
  • Tanzu GemFire does not publish locator metrics for service instances created as Co-located Single VM plans or Co-located Multi VM plans.
  • The Apache Geode Developer REST API is not available for data operations.