This page describes an older version of the product. The latest stable version is 16.2.1.


The <XAP root>/bin folder includes the following scripts that can be used to manage and monitor service grid components and applications in runtime.

General Scripts

Script Description Open Source XAP Enterprise InsightEdge Enterprise
insightedge Starts the InsightEdge Command Line Interface (CLI).
setenv Configure the settings for the Common Environment Variables.
setenv-overrides Use this script to override default settings in the setenv script.
xap The XAP Command Line Interface (CLI).
gs The legacy Gigaspaces CLI.
gs-agent Starts the Grid Service Agent.
gs-ui Starts the GigaSpaces Management Center.
gs-webui Starts the Web Management Console.

Advanced Scripts

In addition to the scripts listed above, the bin folder (in both the XAP and InsightEdge commercial editions) contains additional scripts in the folder, which are only provided to maintain backwards compatibility with earlier versions of XAP.

Script Description Open Source Enterprise
esm Starts the Elastic Service Manager.
gsc Starts a Grid Service Container.
Instead of this script, start a GSC as described in Managing Containers.
gsm Starts a Grid Service Manager.
Instead of this script, start a XAP Manager as described in Managing the Grid Service Agent.
gsm_nolus Starts a Grid Service Manager without a Lookup Service.
gs-memcached Starts a standalone, unmanaged instance of a Memcached API listener.
lookupbrowser Used for special debug scenarios to inspect the Lookup Service.
platform-info Prints GigaSpaces version info.
Instead of this script, ise the xap --version command in the CLI.
pu-instance Runs a standalone Processing Unit.
Instead of this script, use the xap pu run command in the CLI.
startJiniLUS Starts a Lookup Service.
startJiniTX_Mahalo Starts an instance of the distributed transaction manager.

The Elastic Processing Unit is deprecated as of version 12.1, as noted in the Release Notes.