Pivotal Cloud Cache Release Notes


Release Date: May 8, 2019

Features included in this release:


Release Date: April 10, 2019

Features included in this release:

  • Breaking Change: This patch release increases system security by requiring TLS encryption for using gfsh and Pulse. Follow the steps within Preparing for TLS prior to installing the PCC tile.

  • WARNING: Follow the procedure detailed in Special Upgrade Procedure for Dev and Small Footprint Plans when upgrading to PCC v1.6.2 for plans that colocate system components on a single VM. This applies to the dev plan and to the small footprint plan.

  • If a ClamAV or File Integrity Monitor is detected, available memory for GemFire servers is reduced to allow enough memory for these PCF add-ons. This prevents a failure during PCC service instance creation.
  • Multiple PCC service instances are now spread across availability zones.
  • Increased the operating system limit for the number of files that can be open concurrently.
  • PCC uses Pivotal GemFire 9.6.1.


Release Date: January 9, 2019

Features included in this release:

  • PCC now ships with OpenJDK 1.8_192 instead of the equivalent Oracle JDK.
  • PCC uses Pivotal GemFire 9.6.
  • PCC supports Pivotal Application Service (PAS) 2.4.


Release Date: December 19, 2018

Features included in this release:

  • The new Small Footprint Plan, which uses fewer VMs than other plans, is available for use in production.
  • PCC now ships with JDK 1.8_191.
  • PCC now runs Pivotal GemFire 9.6.
  • PCC now supports Pivotal Application Service (PAS) 2.4.

Known Issues

  • Installations using HTTP session state replication have a known issue issue and workaround to correct the issue. The HTTP session module creates its region that holds metadata on only one server within a cluster. The region needs to be hosted on all the servers.

    To correct the issue on a running cluster, connect to the cluster using the GemFire cluster operator credentials, and run a single gfsh command to create the metadata region on all servers. The command has the form:

    create region --name=REGION-NAME --type=REGION-SHORTCUT \
     --enable-statistics \

    If the metadata region’s name or type have not been changed from their default, use this gfsh command:

    gfsh>create region --name=gemfire_modules_sessions --type=PARTITION_REDUNDANT \
     --enable-statistics \

    For installations that have changed the metadata region’s name or type, substitute the changed values for REGION-NAME and REGION-SHORTCUT in the command.

    You can verify that the region is hosted on all servers with the gfsh command:

    gfsh>describe region --name=gemfire_modules_sessions
  • Current versions of the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (CLI) tool have a known bug that omits the documentation URL when using the cf service command.