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We are in the process of converting a solution to use Windows Server Appfabric Caching.

We are wondering:

  • How do you turn on the high availability option? Such that the cache is stored on more than one server.
  • Is the High availability option only available when running Windows Server Enterprise Edition?
  • If one machine goes down how long will it take before the others take over?
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To turn on high availability for a cache, you set the Secondaries option when you use the 'new-cache' Powershell comandlet e.g.

new-cache MyCache -Secondaries 1

See the New-Cache documentation on MSDN.

Yes, high availability only works on Server 208 Enterprise Edition.

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