I have setup a development environment for SharePoint 2013 so we can begin testing our 2010 content, however I am running into trouble starting the Distributed Cache service. Note that this is currently a clean install, there is no 2010 content or installation. We are using Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 (v11.0.2100) and SharePoint 2013. AppFabric 1.1 was installed as a prerequisite for Sharepoint 2013.
Looking at the Windows Server Services, I can see that the AppFabric Caching Service is Running.
I have ensured that AppFabric is installed and configured correctly, and have setup a network share, however, when I go to start the Distributed Cache service, I get the error:
cacheHostInfo is null
When digging into the logs using the correlation id, I end up with this line here:
A failure occurred in SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance::Provision. cacheHostInfo is null for host 'my_server_name'.
where my_server_name is the name of the dev server.
I looked at the AppFabric Config wizard, and it states "This machine is a part of an AppFabric Caching cluster." So according to AppFabric, it is all setup, and the network share is linked correctly.
The service is linked to a user account which I have created for this purpose and have given it the permissions required through Local Security Policy (Bypass traverse checking, Generate security audits, Log on as a service). This user has been granted access to the network share.
Is there anything else I need to check or try to get this running? Or has anyone seen this error before?