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System Properties


Property name Description Default
gs.admin.jvm.probe.details Implementation of JVMDetailsProbe,probing the jvm, JVMDetails is used to return the details of the jvm such as jvm name, version vendor, start time, heap data etc. SigarJVMDetailsProbe
gs.admin.jvm.probe.statistics Implementation of JVMStatisticsProbe, provides JVM statistics SigarJVMStatisticsProbe
gs.admin.os.probe.statistics Implementation of OSStatistics, provides OS statistics such as memory and network usage. SigarOSStatisticsProbe
gs.admin.os.probe.details Implementation of OSDetailsProbe, provides OS details OSDetails like uid, name, architecture, version, processors number, host name and address etc. SigarOSDetailsProbe


Property name Description Default XAP home directory. Not required, if not set explicitly, it is resolved XAPHOME The location of the deploy directory of the GSM. XAPHOME/deploy The location of the work directory of the GSM and GSC. XAPHOME/work The location of common classes used across multiple processing units. The libraries located within this folder loaded into each PU instance classloader (and not into the system classloader as with the com.gigaspaces.lib.platform.ext. XAPHOME\lib\optional\pu-common
com.gigaspaces.lib.platform.ext PUs shared classloader libraries folder. PU jars located within this folder loaded once into the JVM system classloader and shared between all the PU instances classloaders within the GSC. In most cases this is a better option than the for JDBC drivers and other 3rd party libraries. This is useful option when you want multiple processing units to share the same 3rd party jar files and do not want to repackage the processing unit jar whenever one of these 3rd party jars changes. XAPHOME\lib\platform\ext


Property name Description Default Security property indicating whether the GSM and GSC should be loaded in a secured mode. false Identifies the security properties file location <path/filename> Disable transaction authentication false


Property name Description Default scala/lib false



Property name Description Default Server/Client Unit Override on client side
The maximum amount of connections to the space server remote services that can work simultaneously in a client connection pool. Starts with 1 connection. Defined per each remote service (by default, each remote service has 1024 maximum connections). 1024 Server Connections No
GigaSpaces maintains a thread pool in the client and server side, that manages incoming remote requests. The thread pool size is increased each time with one additional thread and shrinks when existing threads are not used for 5 minutes. This parameter specifies the minimum size of this thread pool. 1 Server Threads No
Server port used for incoming client requests, or notifications from server to client. The server port is set by default to 0, which means next free port. This means that whenever XAP is launched, it allocates one of the available ports. Define a specific port value to enforce a specific port on the space server or client side. You can define a range of ports 0 Server No
java.rmi.server.hostname Binds the XAP Server on a specified network interface. If java.rmi.server.hostname is null the system sets the localhost IP address. hostname Client & Server No
Watchdog idle connection timeout. 900 Client Seconds Yes
Watchdog request timeout. 30 Client Seconds Yes
Watchdog dummy packet connection timeout used when the watchdog suspects a request connection is blocked ( elapsed). 1000 Client Milliseconds Yes
LRMI thread pool idle timeout. Usually should be tuned for server side 300000 Server Milliseconds No
LRMI timeout to establish a socket connection 5 Server Seconds No
The NIO internal cache (a DirectByteBuffer) might cause an OutOfMemoryError due-to direct memory exhaustion. To avoid such a scenario, the LRMI layer breaks the outgoing buffer into a several chunks. By doing so, the NIO internal cache is kept small, and may not cause any error. The size of these chunks can be determined by this property 65536 (64k) Client & Server Bytes Yes
LRMI selector threads. This should be configured with multi core machines. Usualy should be tuned for server side 4 Client & Server Threads No
Use asynchronous IO to connect. The default of true should work for most systems. true Client & Server boolean No
Enables LRMI dynamic class loading. true Server boolean No
Enables importing of classes using LRMI dynamic class loading. true Server boolean No
Enables exporting of classes using lrmi dynamic class loading. true Server boolean No
Set the TCP Send Buffer size (SO_SNDBUF). OS default Client & Server bytes Yes
Set the TCP receive Buffer size (SO_RCVBUF). OS default Client & Server bytes Yes
Set the TCP keep alive mode (SO_KEEPALIVE). true Client & Server Seconds Yes
Resolution in percents. Timeout resolution indicates the accuracy of the request timeout. 10 Client Percent Yes
This parameter specifies the minimum size of a thread pool used to control admin API calls 128 Server Threads No
This parameter specifies the maximum size of a thread pool used to control admin API calls 128 Server Threads No
300000 Milliseconds


Property name Description Default Factory class that is used to load communication filter. empty Name of the keystore file that should be used by SSL communication filter. empty Keystore password that should be used by SSL communication filter. empty


Property name Description Default If true it will register the jms administrated objects in the rmi registry false JMS - The minimum size (in bytes) which from where we start to compress the message body. e.g. if a 1 MB Text JMSMessage body is sent, and the compressionMinSize value is 500000 (0.5MB) then we will compress that message body (only), otherwise we will send (write) it as is. 500000 The iterator buffer size used for the QueueBrowser. 1000 objects If true, when JMS clients use transacted sessions the JMS transactions will use the Mahalo Jini transaction manager, which expects the manager to be started. false
See also:

Refer to Messaging support


Property name Description Default Enable / disable JMX support. true Enable / disable the JMXConnector to connect remotely to the JMXServer with the supported protocol (such as RMI, HTTP and so). false
The network url and port for the JMXConnector service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/
See also:

Refer to JMX Management


Property name Description Default Global property allowing you to completely enable or disable multicast in the system. true the multicast address that controls the lookup service announcement. The lookup service uses this address to periodically announce its existence. the multicast address that controls the request of clients (when started) to available lookup services. the port used during discovery for multicast requests. Defaults to 4174. Note that in case the property com.sun.jini.reggie.initialUnicastDiscoveryPort system property is not defined it is also used as the default post for unicast requests. 4174 The multicast packet time to live. 3
See also:

Refer to Multicast Settings


Property name Description Default
com.gigaspaces.start.httpPort Webster http port definition default 0 - free port
com.gigaspaces.start.httpServerRetries Webster http port retries - if the initial HTTP port is in use, tries ports between httpPort .. and httpPort+(N-1) default is 10, for example: initial port=1900 tries 1900, 1901, … 1909
com.gigaspaces.start.hostAddress Webster host address. default is localhost
com.gigaspaces.start.httpRoots Webster root library locations. Default includes XAP libraries, Jini libraries, etc.
com.gigaspaces.start.addHttpRoots Additional Webster root library locations (appended to httpRoots). gslib;gslibrequuired;deployroot Boolean value. Setting this property to true indicates to start a Webster HTTPD server inside the Space Browser. true Indicates to start Webster HTTPD in the specified port. By default, it uses an 9813 port or generated one if it is used. 9813

Space Filter

Property name Description Default Enabling / disable Space filter statistics. true
See also:

Refer to Space Filters


Property name Description Default If true, the default file will not be loaded and none of the GS log handlers will be set to the LogManager. false To troubleshoot and detect which logging properties file was loaded and from which location, set the following system property to true. This property already exists in the scripts (for convenience) and by default is set to false. false
line.separator The GS logging formatter Line separator string.  This is the value of the line.separator property at the moment that the SimpleFormatter was created.
java.util.logging.config.file It indicates file path to the Java logging file location. Use it to enable finest logging troubleshooting of various GigaSpaces Services. You may control this setting via the GS_LOGGING_CONFIG_FILE_PROP environment variable. XAPHOME\config\
Logging Categories Refer to Logging Categories
See also:

Refer to Logging


Property name Description Default Used in examples - benchmark , query, p2p , p2p fifo , p2p JMS, SimpleQueueReceiver,SimpleQueueSender, SimpleTopicPublisher, SimpleTopicSubscriber. False

Fault Detection

Space Proxy Router

Property name Description Default If an operation cannot be executed because the target member is not available, the maximum time (in milliseconds) the router is allowed to wait while searching for an active member. 20000 The interval (in milliseconds) between active member lookup samples. 100
space-config.proxy.router.threadpool-size Number of threads in the dedicated thread pool used by the space proxy router 2 * number of cores
space-config.proxy.router.load-balancer-type Load balancer type to be used by the router for active-active topologies (STICKY or ROUND_ROBIN) STICKY

Slow Consumer

Server side

Property name Description Default Unit Specify whether slow consumer protection is enabled false Specify what is the lower bound of notification network traffic consumption (in bytes) by a client which below it, is suspected as a slow consumer. 5000 bytes/second Specify a time period the space will evaluate a client suspected as slow consumer until it will be identified as a slow consumer. At the end of this time period, a client identified as a slow consumer will have its notification lease canceled. 500 milliseconds Specify the number of times within the specified latency limitation a space will retry to send notification into a client suspected as a slow consumer. 3 retries

Client side

Property name Description Default Unit specify the lrmi thread pool maximum queue size Integer.MAX_VALUE Notification Packets (object/batch) specify the fifo notifications queue size Integer.MAX_VALUE Notification Packets (object/batch)
See also:

Refer to Slow consumer


Property name Description Default Used by the space schema. false Used by the space schema. Used by the cluster schemas for the CacheLoader. Defines the frequency in which liveness of ‘live’ members in a cluster is monitored. See Viewing Clustered Space Status for more details. 10000 ms Defines the frequency in which liveness of members in a cluster is detected. See Viewing Clustered Space Status 5000 ms Boolean property. Must be set to true when working with external data source false Boolean property. Must be set to true when the cluster uses external data source and
a central database to keep its data
false Used in clustered configuration to provide same prefix for all cluster members URL 0 i.e. rmi:RMIRegistryMachineHostName. Not set by default Boolean value. If true, display cluster configuration when space started. False
See also:

Refer to Data Grid Clustering


Property name Description Default Disables the duplication filtering mechanism used to avoid double processing of packets after recovery. false
See also:

Refer to Replication

Space Browser

Property name Description Default Used in browser UI to set the default SpaceURL address field. mySpace_container controls the default container name in the Space Browser Space URL field, when the browser is started. SpaceBrowser UI Look and Feel. Sets the Space Browser unicast discovery using hostname:port URL.<ip-address> can be used if multicast is disabled on the local machine. In such a case, the unicast protocol is used for the lookup discovery (unicast discovery is disabled by default). By default it is not set


Property name Description Default Boolean value. If false, does not validate cluster XML config schema. true


Property name Description Default When set to false, the XAResource does not throw an error when attempting to roll back a non-existing transaction or a transaction the has already been rolled back. For more details, see Javadoc true


Property name Description Default Boolean value. Used at JDBC driver. If true, running query processor embedded within the application. False Used at JDBC driver. Properties file location.

Garbage Collection

Property name Description Default
gs.start.scheduledSystemBootTime Time between 2 successive gc statistics check 10000 ms
gs.rmi.loaderHandlerCleaner if true, the loaderHandlerCleaner.clean() method is called each gs.start.scheduledSystemBootTime time True
gs.gc.collectionTimeThresholdWarning When the gc takes more then this time, a warning is shown: logger.warning(“Long GC collection occurred, took [” + collectionTime + “ms], breached threshold [” + gcCollectionWarning + “]”); 60000 ms


Property name Description Default value Used by the container schema. localhost:10098 Used by the space schema. NIO Used by the space schema. 1 - ALL IN CACHE Allows you to view all the runtime configuration settings. false License key string.
See also:
Refer to the SystemProperties class for more details.