Menus and Buttons

File Menu

The Exit option closes the GigaSpaces Management Center.


Launch Menu

The Launch menu allows you to perform operations in the Deployments tab:


Syntax Description
SBAClosed Space-Based Architecture. This architecture implementation is a set of Processing Units, with the following properties: Each processing unit instances holds a partitioned space instance and one or more services that are registered on events on that specific partition. Together they form an application cluster. Utlized by Utilized GigaSpaces cloud-native IMDG. Application - Processing UnitClosed This is the unit of packaging and deployment in the GigaSpaces Data Grid, and is essentially the main GigaSpaces service. The Processing Unit (PU) itself is typically deployed onto the Service Grid. When a Processing Unit is deployed, a Processing Unit instance is the actual runtime entity. deploys a Processing Unit that includes spaces and other application services to the Service GridClosed A built-in orchestration tool which contains a set of Grid Service Containers (GSCs) managed by a Grid Service Manager. The containers host various deployments of Processing Units and data grids. Each container can be run on a separate physical machine. This orchestration is available for XAP only..
Enterprise Data Grid deploys a Data Grid in a specific space topology.
Single SpaceClosed Where GigaSpaces data is stored. It is the logical cache that holds data objects in memory and might also hold them in layered in tiering. Data is hosted from multiple SoRs, consolidated as a unified data model. deploys a single space in a local GSCClosed Grid Service Container. This provides an isolated runtime for one (or more) processing unit (PU) instance and exposes its state to the GSM..
Grid Service Manager launches a local Grid Service Manager in the GMC.
Grid Service Container launches a local Grid Service Container in the GMC.
Service Launcher allows you to launch GSCs and GSMs and to define their properties.

Space Menu

The Space menu provides options relevant for a specific space.


The Space menu is enabled only when pressing a space node in the tree on the left.

The Space menu allows you to:

Syntax Description
Clean a space remove all entries from the space.
Ping a space verifies that the space exists and is running correctly.
Restart a space.
Destroy a space (Destroy Space).
Start or stop a preexisting space the Stop option is enabled when the selected space is in a started state, and the Start option is enabled when the selected space is in stopped state.
Display Persistent LRUClosed Last Recently Used. This is a common caching strategy. It defines the policy to evict elements from the cache to make room for new elements when the cache is full, meaning it discards the least recently used items first. Space Metrics see the following section.

Display Persistent LRU Space Metrics

When working with persistent spaces in LRU mode, this option turns on the instance count (a list or total of instances) in the relevant Spaces Network view row; and in the Classes view and Cluster view under the relevant space/cluster node.

This option is turned off by default, since displaying the instance count for such spaces might result in very high CPU usage.

Clicking Space > Display Persistent LRU Space Metrics turns on the instance count for all persistent LRU-mode spaces you are using. Clicking this option again turns off the instance count for these spaces.

View Menu

The View menu provides the following options:


Syntax Description
Refresh Now
Update Speed choose the desired speed or provide a custom speed.
Shape Mode allows you to define the shape of the graphical representation for clusters – oval or rectangle.
Zoom allows you to zoom in or zoom out of the cluster view.
Options the options below are related to the shapes representing the cluster members in the Cluster view. These options can be useful when wanting to reduce CPU usage.
Freeze all Members stops updating all cluster member shapes.
Backward Replication relevant for replicated cluster members, shows the direction of replication – an arrow is drawn from the replicating space to the replicated space.
Show Objects Count stops showing the number of objects in each cluster member. If this options is used and one of the members is a persistent space in LRU mode, the Display Persistent LRU Space Metrics will not take affect.

Settings Menu

The Settings menu provides the following options:


  • Discovery


  • Group Management – opens the Discovery Group Selection window, allowing you to manage different Jini groups:


    Selecting a Jini group defines which services (containers, spaces, GSCs, GSMs) are displayed in the GigaSpaces Management Center according to their Jini group. After updating, press Apply and then OK, or Close without saving.

  • Locator Discovery – allows you to find new locators using a port number. Type a port number in the first text box, and click Add. The port is then added to the managed set of locators at the bottom.


  • Discovery Stats – opens the Lookup Service Discovery Times window, which displays the locator IP address, its Jini group, and the time in [ms]:


Configured System Properties Window

The System Properties option opens a window listing all configured system properties. The Configured System Properties window allows you to edit existing system properties, and add new properties.


To edit an existing value, double click it, and type in your changes:


|IMG365.gif| To add a new value, click the + button, which adds a new row. Type the property on the left side, and its value on the right side.|

Press OK to accept the changes and exit the window, or Cancel to exit without saving the changes.

Help Menu

The Help menu provides the following options


Syntax Description
About provides product version information.
Online Help opens the GigaSpaces Online Help homepage.

Button Toolbar

The button toolbar allows you to perform maintenance operations on containers and spaces.

Button Description
ping.gif Pings the selected space
clean_space.gif Cleans the selected space
destroy_space.gif Destroys the selected space
GMC_space_groupManagementToolbarIcon_6.5.jpg Opens the Discovery Group Selection window
GMC_space_ResetPerspectiveToolbarIcon_6.5.jpg Resets all main window tabs, returns docking windows to their initial size and location.
help.gif Opens the GigaSpaces Online Help homepage

Address Bar

The Address bar allows you to specify either a space, container, or cluster address to view and manage. You can use a Jini or RMI address type. Typing your address and pressing Enter generates the relevant space or cluster node in the Grid Tree on the left.