Define Server Groups
Each server that you start with the gfxd server command is configured to host data by default and is automatically added to the default server group. As you create partitioned or replicated tables in your cluster, you will also want to configure servers to participate in different server groups to control where table data is distributed.
Execute SQL When You Start a Server
You can configure a GemFire XD server or peer to execute SQL scripts during its boot process. You can also use initialization scripts as an alternative to data dictionary persistence.
Using Additional Boot Properties
The gfxd server command uses command-line arguments to configure most boot properties for GemFire XD servers. You can specify a number of additional GemFire XD properties to configure different aspects of the distributed system.