Upgrade from SQLFire 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 to GemFire XD on every virtual and physical machine
that will run GemFire XD, using the downloaded GemFire XD ZIP file.
Note: Thoroughly test your development systems with the new version before moving into
- If your system uses any stored procedures, listeners, or functions that reference the
SQLFire package names (either com.vmware.sqlfire or
com.pivotal.sqlfire), then you must stop and remove
these objects from the system before you begin the upgrade process. For
example, if you are upgrading from SQLFire and you configured DBSynchronizer
using the built-in
implementation, then you must remove this listener implementation before
Perform the following steps for any database objects that
use older SQLFire package names:
- Ensure that you have the DDL commands necessary to recreate the
procedure or listener. Typically these commands are stored in a
SQL script used to create your database schema. For example, an
existing DBSynchronizer might have been created using the
gfxd> create asynceventlistener testlistener
> listenerclass 'com.vmware.sqlfire.callbacks.DBSynchronizer'
> server groups (dbsync);
you do not have the DDL commands readily available, use the
sqlf write-schema-to-sql command to
write the existing schema's DDL commands to a SQL file, and
verify that the necessary commands are present.
- Use SYS.STOP_ASYNC_EVENT_LISTENER to stop any
listener or DBSynchronizer implementation that uses the older
gfxd> call sys.stop_async_event_listener('TESTLISTENER');
- Alter any tables that use a stopped listener or DBSynchronizer
to remove the listener from the table. For
gfxd> alter table mytable set asynceventlistener ();
- Use the appropriate DROP command (DROP
ASYNCEVENTLISTENER, or DROP FUNCTION)
or system procedure (SYS.REMOVE_LISTENER,
SYS.REMOVE_WRITER) to remove procedure and
listener configurations that use the older API. For
gfxd> drop asynceventlistener testlistener;
- Upgrade your procedure or listener code to use the newer
com.pivotal.gemfirexd package prefixes, and
recompile as necessary. If you are using the built-in
DBSynchronizer implementation, you need only modify the DDL SQL
script to specify the newer implementation in the CREATE
ASYNCEVENTLISTENER command. For
-- Upgraded DBSynchronizer DDL
create asynceventlistener testlistener
server groups (dbsync);
- Continue with the distributed system upgrade before you attempt
to recreate updated procedure or listener implementations.
Note: If you fail to remove a procedure, listener, or function
that uses the older SQLFire API, you will receive a
ClassNotFoundException when you start the upgraded
GemFire XD member. The exception will reference the
com.pivotal.sqlfire package, which is not available
in GemFire XD.
- Use the
shut-down-all and locator commands to
stop all members. For example:
$ sqlf shut-down-all -locators=localhost
$ sqlf locator stop -dir=$HOME/locator
In the sample command, substitute the address, port, and working directory
of a locator for your SQLFire distributed system. Ensure that you stop all
locators as well as data stores.
- Make backups of all disk store files.
- Beginning with machines that host locator
members, install the latest version of GemFire XD in a dedicated directory.
See Windows/Linux: Install GemFire XD from a ZIP File.
Note: GemFire XD is installed as a complete product, rather than as a
modification to a prior version. The Java JRE runtime environment is not
bundled with GemFire XD, so you need to install and configure an
appropriate JDK or JRE to comply with GemFire XD requirements and your
unique system needs.
- Modify your machine's PATH environment variable to remove the path to the older SQLFire
installation, and replace it with the path to the new software (for example,
- If you use a startup script or a sqlfire.properties file to configure
the local member at startup, note that the product prefix that is included
in certain member boot properties has changed from sqlfire.
to gemfirexd. Update your script or properties file to use
the gemfirexd. prefix as necessary. You may also consider
renaming sqlfire.properties to
gemfirexd.properties. See Configuration Properties.
- Modify any member startup scripts to use the single
-heap-size property instead of
-initial-heap and/or -max-heap.
GemFire XD no longer support thes -initial-heap and
-max-heap properties. See gfxd Launcher Commands.
Note: Although GemFire XD introduces the gfxd
utility to replace the earlier sqlf utility, "sqlf" is
still provided and supported as an optional syntax in this release for
- GemFire XD requires libraries from Pivotal HD Enterprise in order to create
HDFS tables or use the MapReduce API. If you require HDFS integration
features, use the create_hdfsclient_dist.sh script to
create a ZIP file of the necessary libraries, which you can then add to the
local GemFire XD installation. Follow these steps to use the script:
- Copy the create_hdfsclient_dist.sh script to a
machine that has a Pivotal HD installation. The script is installed
with GemFire XD in the \bin subdirectory where
you installed the product (for example,
- Execute the create_hdfsclient_dist.sh on the
script packages the necessary library files into a ZIP file
named gfxd_hdfsclient_dist.zip in the
directory where you executed the script.
- Copy the gfxd_hdfsclient_dist.zip back to the
machine where you installed GemFire XD.
- Unzip the gfxd_hdfsclient_dist.zip file's
contents into the \ext-lib subdirectory of the
GemFire XD installation (for example,
GemFire XD will now automatically load the necessary Pivotal HD
libraries when you start the local member.
- Restart all system members on the
local machine using the new software installation. This process
automatically upgrades the disk store files.
- Repeat these steps as necessary to upgrade members running on other machines or VMs
(locators first, followed by data stores and accessors).
- After the distributed system is running, use your modified DDL SQL scripts to
recreate stored procedure and listener implementations, using the new
com.pivotal.gemfirexd package names. (See Step 1
above.) For example, to srestore the sample DBSynchronizer configuration
described in Step
gfxd> create asynceventlistener testlistener
> listenerclass 'com.pivotal.gemfirexd.callbacks.DBSynchronizer'
> server groups (dbsync);
gfxd> alter table mytable set asynceventlistener (testlistener);
gfxd> call sys.start_async_event_listener('TESTLISTENER');
After you upgrade the individual GemFire XD members, perform these steps if you
upgraded from SQLFire 1.1.1 or 1.1.2:
- Update all client applications to use the new GemFire XD package names and libraries, then
recompile and redeploy those applications:
- Java package names beginning with
com.pivotal.sqlfire were changed to
com.pivotal.gemfirexd (see the Javadocs).
- ADO.NET application interfaces were changed to begin with
Pivotal.Data.GemFireXD (see Installing GemFire XD ADO.NET Components).
- JDBC thin client and peer client applications must use the new JAR
file names, gemfirexd-client.jar and
gemfirexd.jar, to access an upgraded
- The ADO.NET client DLL is now installed using an MSI file. See Installing GemFire XD ADO.NET Components.
- The JDBC connection string prefix has changed from
jdbc:sqlfire to jdbc:gemfirexd. Update
any custom or third-party JDBC clients to use the correct connection string
- Modify any member startup scripts to use the single -heap-size property
instead of -initial-heap and/or -max-heap.
The gfxd member startup script no longer support thes
-initial-heap and -max-heap
properties. See gfxd Launcher Commands.
- GemFire XD now uses a JMX Manager node to provide access to a federated MBean architecture.
Update your GemFire XD member configuration to use the new architecture, and
modify JMX clients as necessary to access the new GemFire XD MBeans. See
Using Java Management Extensions (JMX).
- The --SQLFIRE-PROPERTIES query hint has changed to --GEMFIREXD-PROPERTIES.
Modify any scripts that use the older hint.
What to Do Next
After you have upgraded, perform the following tasks:
- Run the product tutorial
and examples. See
- Test your development
systems with the new version.