AppFabric 1.1 Caching: SQL Server is the recommended configuration store

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Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2


Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server キャッシュ






A shared network location is being used as the configuration store.


Shared network locations are not as reliable or highly-available as SQL Server, and a loss of connectivity to the cluster configuration can negatively impact cluster operations.

Although using a shared network location (XML) is a supported scenario for the cluster configuration store, SQL Server has more options to increase availability and is considered to be a better choice for the cache cluster configuration data. If the cache cluster is unable to reach the cache cluster configuration store, the cache cluster will either be unavailable or functionally impaired.


It is recommended that SQL Server be used to store the cluster configuration.

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