Distributed Cache Collocation Compliance

Issue description

Determine whether collocated Distributed Cache service is running alongside any memory-intensive
and non-essential services.


The Distributed Cache is a memory-intensive service. Running it alongside other memory-intensive services on the same server might result in degraded performance of the Distributed Cache.

If you are using the Distributed Cache service in the collocated mode, it is advisable to run the service on a server that is not running the following services as well:

  • Search Service
  • Excel Services in SharePoint
  • Project Server services


Any non-essential services should be stopped on servers running the Distributed Cache service.

Additional information

Additional information can be found in the following TechNet articles:
Plan for feeds and the Distributed Cache service