We are working with Spring boot v1.3.5 / v/1.3.8 and trying to connect Gemfire v8.2.5 using Spring Data Gemfire. We are connecting to Gemfire and loading some data into cache ' load on start' while server start. We are able to connect to Gemfire and put some data using spring boot v1.3.5 however, the server is not completely starting after interacting with Gemfire. Not sure why. Any guidance on why this is happening ? with Spring boot 1.5.3, the connection is working fine and sever is starting as expected. Due to non support Spring boot v.1.5.3 in PCF 1.6, we are reverting to Spring boot v1.3.5/ v1.3.8. Appreciate any guidance in resolving this issue.