Sunday, May 10, 2015

The number of Distributed Cache hosts in the farm exceeds the recommended value

The error "The number of Distributed Cache hosts in the farm exceeds the recommended value" shows in your SharePoint 2013 Health Analyzer after an initial install of SharePoint. This is because the default is to enable the distributed cache on all servers in the farm. Really, you only need distributed cache on your Web front ends The solution is to removed distributed cache from all your application servers such as your Central Admin and Search servers.

1) Run SharePoint 2013 Management Shell as your install account because it needs a high level of permissions to perform this action.

2) On your app servers only, run the following cmdlet:

Remove-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance

Resource:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj891124(v=office.15).aspx

 

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