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The following topics are a good place to start:

Using Variables

In your Hazelcast and/or Hazelcast Client declarative configuration, you can use variables to set the values of the elements. This is valid when you set a system property programmatically or you use the command line interface. You can use a variable in the declarative configuration to access the values of the system properties you set.

For example, see the following command that sets two system properties.


Let’s get the values of these system properties in the declarative configuration (XML/YAML) of Hazelcast, as shown below.

  • XML

  • YAML

  cluster-name: ${cluster.name}

This also applies to the declarative configuration of Hazelcast Java Client, as shown below.

  • XML

  • YAML

  cluster-name: ${cluster.name}

If you do not want to rely on the system properties, you can use the XmlConfigBuilder or YamlConfigBuilder and explicitly set a Properties instance, as shown below.

Properties properties = new Properties();

// fill the properties, e.g., from database/LDAP, etc.

XmlConfigBuilder builder = new XmlConfigBuilder();
Config config = builder.build();
HazelcastInstance hz = Hazelcast.newHazelcastInstance(config);