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API reference - system definition API

The system-definition file is the basis of all configurations. In this page, we describe the different functions available to get properties specified in the system-definition.kts file. Default methods have implementations to provide default values for each property.

Server configuration - Cache

Database caching on local microservices is supported out of the box. You can configure a caching layer for any Genesis module. The cache can reduce the database workload for tables that contain static data.

Server configuration - introduction

Some files are essential to the development and running of your application. You need to know what they are for and how to configure them. The pages in this section provide the details.

Server configuration - processes

Your application must have a -processes.xml file. This contains the configuration of each module in the application (Data Server, Request Server, Event Handler, etc). It is created automatically when you start a new Genesis project using GenX CLI tool, but you might well want to update it - and you certainly want to take a good look at it.

Server configuration - service definitions

Every application must have a -service-definitions.xml file. This is where you specify the ports of the various processes. These are used to communicate internally between processes.


Site-specific is an area of the run directory where you can override the standard definitions found elsewhere in your application. By default, its location is: