Topology and Communication General Concepts
Before you configure your Apache Geode members, make sure you understand the options for topology and communication.
The Apache Geode topology options allow you to scale horizontally and vertically.
Create a topology plan and a detailed list of machines and communication ports that your members will use. Configure your Apache Geode systems and the communication between systems.
Apache Geode provides various options for member discovery within a cluster and between clients and servers.
Geode uses a combination of TCP and UDP unicast and multicast for communication between members. You can change the default behavior to optimize communication for your system.
You use a bind address configuration to send network traffic through non-default network cards and to distribute the load of network traffic for Geode across multiple cards. If no bind address setting is found, Geode uses the host machine’s default address.
By default, Apache Geode uses Internet Protocol version 4 for Geode address specifications. You can switch to Internet Protocol version 6 if all your machines support it. You may lose performance, so you need to understand the costs of making the switch.