New to XAP.NET 7.1 is the service grid admin API. This API is vast and provides capabilities for managing the entire GigaSpaces environment in a simple fashion. It can be used for many different uses such as monitoring statistics and the state of the different components. Another common usage would be to write agents programatically that monitor the deployed applications state and can automatically scale up or down according to demand. Such agent is demonstrated in the Scaling Agent example.
The API is very straight forward, for instance this is how you can programatically start a new Grid Service Container and increase the number of instances of an already deployed processing unit: