SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Timeout Issue: Resolved

SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Timeout Issue: Resolved

This issue has been previously discussed within this post First Post on DCache Issues and Fix. After being buried within that project on Azure for a while, I forgot to post some updates to the fix discussed on that post. Basically it didn’t fix the whole problem.

Currently in the process of building a similar SharePoint 2013 platform on Azure and I noticed that Distributed Cache has risen from the ashes to give me some sleepless nights again. (more…)

SharePoint 2013: Setting up with Object Cache with Claims Mode

SharePoint 2013: Setting up with Object Cache with Claims Mode

If SharePoint is being used with a Publishing Site and the following error message is displayed within ULS Logs or Event Viewer:

“Object Cache: The super user account utilized by the cache is not configured”

This means that the cache accounts for your web application aren’t properly set and that there will be a lot of cache misses. If a cache miss occurs the page the user requested will have to be build up from scratch again. Files and information will be retrieved from the database and the file system and the page will be rendered. This means an extra hit on your SharePoint and database servers and a slower page load for your end user. (more…)

Azure IAAS VM DNS Issue: Resolved

Azure IAAS VM DNS Issue: Resolved

A new Azure IAAS VM deployment has been having an issue opening any Microsoft based sites, MSDN, TechNet, Live.com etc. The symptom also shows up while trying to get live accounts authenticated against any of these sites.

The issue can be resolved by doing an Ipconfig /flushdns.

But that is not a practical solution to do a flushdns each time the server has a problem resolving these sites. (more…)

Azure IAAS Module: Network

Azure IAAS Module: Network

This post is part of a series of deep dive session into different modules within Azure Infrastructure as a Service offering. This post covers the Azure IAAS Module: Network, its deployment steps and configuration.

Some basic features that we would be looking at implementing within our Azure Network Layer:

  1. DNS Server and its IP for the VM’s to relay DNS queries to.
  2. VPN – Would you be implementing Point to Site VPN or Site to Site VPN
  3. Location – Which Datacentre within the Azure platform would the Virtual Machines be deployed to
  4. Virtual Network Address Space – This is the key component that needs a lot of planning beforehand.

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Azure Datacentre: Australia

Azure Datacentre: Australia

Long weekend in Auckland. After a gruesome 10 hour journey, tired and feverish, thought I will check up on Sydney TechEd pretty quick, just in case they decided to have an update on the Australian Azure Datacentres. (more…)