Distributed Cache Fun in SharePoint 2013
Not as easy as I though it was going to be to set up going in blind to this new feature in SP 2013...
However, keeping the posts below in mind will help immensely...
- Plan and use the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013
- Manage the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013
- "Do not administer the AppFabric Caching Service from the Services window in Administrative Tools in Control Panel. Do not use the applications in the folder named AppFabric for Windows Server on the Start menu."
- Configuring Multiple Distributed Cache Servers in SharePoint 2013
- "He found that when he tried to start the distributed cache service running on a second server in the farm, it failed to start. The service was listed but he was getting the "cacheHostInfo is null" error. Ultimately what he found is that the first cache host in the farm needs to be configured to allow ICMP traffic through the firewall."
- When you run PSCONFIG, it will be added as a Cache Host... if you do not want to be, use "-skipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost" with PSCONFIG.
- If a Distributed Cache Service is missing from a particular server, you need to run "add-spdistributedcacheserviceinstance" from a SP PS window on the server it is missing on.
- Make sure the Remote Registry service is running if you get "Failed to connect to hosts in the cluster" error...
- Make sure the Distributed Cache Service is running on Cache hosts via the CA > Services page... Don't mess with the App Fabric service from the Services MMC if you don't have to...
- Check out the AppFabric 1.1 tool on Codeplex for an easy look at the status of the Distributed Cache on your farm..
- SharePoint 2013 SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance “cacheHostInfo is null” script to add a server to a Cache cluster that was previously added but doesn't seem to be right...
- Take a look at Josh Gavant huge posts on Distributed Cache at: