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The Distributed Cache on our WFE is consuming too much memory (50% of the server, almost 6GB out of 12GB)

It seems like we have AppFabric 1.1

along with the other services it's consuming 95% of the server

i suspect the AppFabric is the problem because only the Search service has a higher consumption too (1.4GB)

how can I troubleshoot if we have a problem with the AppFabric, release its memory or configure it for a lower consumption.

Thank you

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This is expected. How many concurrent users do you have utilizing the farm? You can use Update-SPDistributedCacheSize (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-server/update-spdistributedcachesize) to lower the allowed memory usage but if you set it too low, you may run into performance issues.

Plan for feeds and the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server

Manage the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server

  • Thanks Trevor, I Think our server is OK, the memory allocation looks steadily on the 50% but we've noticed that with time it will release some memory, also the server doesn't hang or degradates so we will leave it as is – Mike Nov 30 '18 at 19:35

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