Am trying t configure the DC-distributed cache for a WFE for my SP 2013 SP1 WITH APRIL 2017 CU - MULTISERVER farm but when i run the powershell cmdlets for creating the DC -Distributed Cache


it thrown error:

cachehostinf is null

Update: now am getting

failed to connect to hosts in the cluster



1st run this script to cleare all the running instances of the DC

$instanceName =”SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService”  $serviceInstance = Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {($_.service.tostring()) -eq $instanceName -and ($_.server.name) -eq $env:computername} If($seriveInstance -ne $null){ $serviceInstance.Delete()}

Now run this command and it should not show any thing

Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {($_.service.tostring()) -eq "SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService"} | select Server, Status

Now make sure that appfabric service is stoped and start type disabled. Check it from services console.

Finally Run the


Wait for minutes now check the status again.

Use-CacheCluster Get-CacheHost

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