Installing the Native Library

Install the native client by extracting the contents of the distribution archive and setting up the environment.

Installation Prerequisites

Before installing the GemFire native client, confirm that your system meets the hardware and software requirements described in GemFire Native Client System Requirements.

Copy and Uncompress the Distribution Archive

  1. In a browser, navigate to the Pivotal GemFire download page.
  2. From the Releases: pull-down menu, select the most recent version of Pivotal GemFire Native Client.
  3. Expand the entry in the Release Download Files dialog box, select the version that best suits your development platform, and download it.
  4. Move the downloaded archive to the local directory or folder in which you wish to install the Native Client libraries. For ease of use, choose a well-known location:

    • On Linux, /usr/local
    • On Windows, C:\Program Files
  5. Uncompress the distribution archive, which may be a ZIP archive or a compressed tar file (.tar.gz or .tgz). For example:

    $ unzip pivotal-gemfire-nativeclient-windows-64bit-10.x.y.zip
    

    or

    $ tar xvzf pivotal-gemfire-nativeclient-linux-64bit-10.x.y.tar.gz
    
  6. For ease of use, rename the resulting directory to nativeclient.