2.3. Multiple Cache Managers

Cache managers are an entry point to the cache and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid allows users to create multiple cache managers. Each cache manager is configured with a different global configuration, which includes settings for things like JMX, executors and clustering.

2.3.1. Create Multiple Caches with a Single Cache Manager

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid allows using the same cache manager to create multiple caches, each with a different cache mode (synchronous and asynchronous cache modes).

2.3.2. Using Multiple Cache Managers

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid allows multiple cache managers to be used. In most cases, such as with replication and networking components, cache instances share internal components and a single cache manager is sufficient.
However, if multiple caches are required to have different network characteristics, for example if one cache uses the TCP protocol and the other uses the UDP protocol, multiple cache managers must be used.

2.3.3. Create Multiple Cache Managers

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid allows users to create multiple cache managers of various types by repeating the procedure used to create the first cache manager (and adjusting the contents of the configuration file, if required).
To use the declarative API to create multiple new cache managers, copy the contents of the infinispan.xml file to a new configuration file. Edit the new file for the desired configuration and then use the new file for a new cache manager.