Cache Cluster State

Issue description

This check determines whether the Distributed Cache Cluster is in a healthy state.


Distributed Cache is a customized version of the Windows AppFabric deployed in SharePoint 2013. The Distributed Cache service is either required or improves the performance of:

  • Authentication
  • Newsfeeds
  • OneNote client access
  • Security Trimming
  • Page load performance

The Distributed Cache Cluster must be in a healthy state for SharePoint to work properly.


Verify the Distributed Cache Cluster state. To do so, start SharePoint 2013 Management Shell as Administrator. Run the following Windows PowerShell cmdlets:


To fix issues, please refer to the articles referenced in the Additional information section.

Additional information

Additional information can be found in the following articles: