Monday, 17 August 2015

SP2013 plan for upgrading the Distributed cache - with screenshots

Open SharePoint Management Shell - RUNAS Administrator

Get into the cache:

Use-CacheCluster

Check the cache cluster status:

Get-CacheHost

Verify current version is CU1: 1.0.4639.0


(Get-ItemProperty "C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules\DistributedCacheConfiguration\Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.dll" -Name VersionInfo).VersionInfo.ProductVersion


 Stop the Cache on the server:

Stop-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance -Graceful

Check the cache cluster status:

Get-CacheHost

Check Output shows the current server is DOWN:









Run the .exe from: C:\APPFabricCU5











Modify the DistributedCacheService.exe.config file in C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server - copy the file first











Then add the line:


















Restart the cache on the server:

$instance = Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {$_.TypeName -eq "Distributed Cache" -and $_.Server.Name -eq $env:computername}
$instance.Provision()

Check the cluster with Get-CacheHost:







If it comes up as status UNKNOWN: Just wait a bit and then try Get-CacheHost again












Verify version is now: 1.0.4655.0

(Get-ItemProperty "C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules\DistributedCacheConfiguration\Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.dll" -Name VersionInfo).VersionInfo.ProductVersion








WAIT 5 mins before doing next server

PLAN


This is the plan I used to upgrade the Distributed cache on a Production farm with 4 Web Front Ends.

Step
Server
Action
1
SP01
Open SharePoint Management Shell - RUNAS Administrator
2
SP01
Get into the cache:
3
SP01
Check the cache cluster status:
4
SP01
Verify current version is CU1: 1.0.4639.0
5
SP01
Stop the Cache on the server:
6
SP01
Check the cache cluster status:
7
SP01
Run the .exe from: C:\APPFabricCU5
8
SP01
Modify the DistributedCacheService.exe.config file in C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server - copy the file first
9
SP01
Restart the cache on the server:
10
SP01
Check the cache cluster status:
11
SP01
Verify version is now: 1.0.4655.0
12
SP01
WAIT 5 mins before doing next server
13
SP02
Open SharePoint Management Shell - RUNAS Administrator
14
SP02
Get into the cache:
15
SP02
Check the cache cluster status:
16
SP02
Verify current version is CU1: 1.0.4639.0
17
SP02
Stop the Cache on the server:
18
SP02
Check the cache cluster status:
19
SP02
Run the .exe from: C:\APPFabricCU5
20
SP02
Modify the DistributedCacheService.exe.config file in C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server - copy the file first
21
SP02
Restart the cache on the server:
22
SP02
Check the cache cluster status:
23
SP02
Verify version is now: 1.0.4655.0
24
SP02
WAIT 5 mins before doing next server
25
SP03
Open SharePoint Management Shell - RUNAS Administrator
26
SP03
Get into the cache:
27
SP03
Check the cache cluster status:
28
SP03
Verify current version is CU1: 1.0.4639.0
29
SP03
Stop the Cache on the server:
30
SP03
Check the cache cluster status:
31
SP03
Run the .exe from: C:\APPFabricCU5
32
SP03
Modify the DistributedCacheService.exe.config file in C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server - copy the file first
33
SP03
Restart the cache on the server:
34
SP03
Check the cache cluster status:
35
SP03
Verify version is now: 1.0.4655.0
36
SP03
WAIT 5 mins before doing next server
37
SP04
Open SharePoint Management Shell - RUNAS Administrator
38
SP04
Get into the cache:
39
SP04
Check the cache cluster status:
40
SP04
Verify current version is CU1: 1.0.4639.0
41
SP04
Stop the Cache on the server:
42
SP04
Check the cache cluster status:
43
SP04
Run the .exe from: C:\APPFabricCU5
44
SP04
Modify the DistributedCacheService.exe.config file in C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server - copy the file first
45
SP04
Restart the cache on the server:
46
SP04
Check the cache cluster status:
47
SP04
Verify version is now: 1.0.4655.0
48
SP04
WAIT 5 mins before doing next server


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