NCache 4.3 - Online Documentation

Cache Server Configurations in Service Config File

 
Client/Server TCP Port
 
Client/Server TCP Port in service config will specify the port at which Cache Server will listen for incoming connection requests.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.Port" value = "9800"/>
 
Enable License Logging
 
Enable License Logging in service config will specify whether this service will log license information for clients or not.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.LicenseLogging" value = "false"/>
 
Bind Multiple NIC's
 
When your machine has more than one network cards, you can inform NCache which interface to use for cluster-wide communication. In order to do so, provide IP Address you want the cluster server to bind with in service config.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.BindToClusterIP" value = "20.200.20.39"/>
 
You can follow the above procedure for client communication. Provide the IP Address you want the client's (NCache client) server to bind with.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.BindToClientServerIP" value = "20.200.20.39"/>
 
Auto Start Cache on Reboot
 
You can configure caches to start with the start of NCache service. As, by default NCache service starts at the system startup so these settings are useful incase you want some caches to auto start at the system startup.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.AutoStartCache" value = "mycache,myreplicatedcache,mypartitionedcache"/>
<add key = "NCacheServer.CacheUser" value = "domain/userId"/>
<add key = "NCacheServer.CachePassword" value = "password"/>
 
Enable Debug PerfMon Counters
 
Some performance counters are disabled by default but they can be really helpful to see NCache behavior over the network. These counters include:
 
  • Socket send time (time taken for the last send operation)
  • Socket receive time (time taken for the last receive operation)
  • Bytes sent/second
  • Bytes received/second
  • Naggling message count (number of messages bundled together in the last socket send operation)
  • TcpUpQueueCount: Number of items in TCP up queue.
  • TcpDownQueueCount: Number of items in TCP down queue.
  • BCastQueueCount: Number of items in BCast Queue.
  • MCastQueueCount: Number of items in MCast Queue.
 
These counters help find the source of the problem incase we see the cluster is not performing as expected.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EnableDebuggingCounters" value = "true"/>
 
Configure Expiration Cleanup
 
Expired items are removed in bulk. Specify the size of the bulk operation i.e. how many items should be removed in one bulk operation.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.ExpirationBulkRemoveSize" value = "10"/>
 
Expired items are removed in bulk. This may affect the performance of user operations during expirations. This delay specified (in milliseconds) causes a delay between two consecutive bulk remove operations.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.ExpirationBulkRemoveDelay" value = "0"/>
 
Configure Eviction Cleanup
 
During eviction items are removed in bulk. Specify the size of the bulk operation i.e. how many items should be removed in one bulk operation. EvictionBulkRemoveSize should be specified in multiple of 300.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EvictionBulkRemoveSize" value = "10"/>
 
During eviction items are removed in bulk. This may affect the performance of user operations during expirations. This delay specified (in seconds) causes a delay between two consecutive bulk remove operations.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EvictionBulkRemoveDelay" value = "0"/>
 
Configure Windows Events Logging
 
CacheSizeThreshold is the size of cache in percentage of total cache size. When this threshold is reached a warning message is logged into system event log. No warning message is logged if the following line is commented.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.CacheSizeThreshold" value = "80"/>
 
CacheSizeReportInterval is the interval in minutes during which CacheSizeThreshold warning is issued once. If cache size falls below CacheSizeThreshold due to eviction and again crosses the CacheSizeThreshold limit during this interval no warning is generated. The minimum value is 5 minutes.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.CacheSizeReportInterval" value = "15"/>
 
Enables/Disables the logging of client connectivity events into event viewer. By default these events are disabled.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.LogClientEvents" value = "false"/>
 
Specifies the level of events which are logged into event viewer. There are three levels of events
 
  • Error : Only errors will be logged
  • Warning : Errors and Warnings will be logged
  • All : all events will be logged
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EventLogLevel" value = "all"/>
 
Configure .NET Garbage Collection
 
Enables/Disables forced garbage collection when using Server GC. Applicable on server operating systems only. Possible values are 'true' or 'false'. If value is true, a forced GC.Collect( ) is called after system memory usage reaches a specific threshold. This threshold is specified under property 'NCacheServer.ForcedGCThreshold'. Default value for this property is 'true'.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EnableForcedGC" value = "true"/>
 
%age Memory usage threshold that is used to call forced garbage collection. This property depends on property 'NCacheServer.EnableForcedGC'. If the property is set 'true', given threshold value is used to call explicit Garbage collection. Default value is 80. This implies that an explicit GarbageCollection should be called when system memory usage reached 80% of the total memory.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.ForcedGCThreshold" value = "80"/>
 
Value of seconds after which service should check if it needs to do a forced garbage collection. This property dictates how frequent you want to check if a forced Garbage Collection is required or not. Default value is 20 seconds. Minimum possible value is 5 seconds.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.ForcedGCInterval" value = "20"/>
 
Configure SQL Dependency
 
SQL Dependency can be used in two modes i.e. Default mode or Custom mode. In default mode, SQL Dependency creates a default service and queue at run time. In case of Custom mode, a customer defined SQL Dependency service and queue will be created and used by NCache. In this case, NCache will connect with the pre-created service and queue with following naming convention:
 
  • "NCacheDBService-[IP-Address]"
  • "NCacheDBQueue-[IP-Address]"
 
You can change the SQL Dependency service and queue name prefix by specifying it against the NCacheServer.NCacheDBService key/NCacheServer.NCacheDBQueue key.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.NCacheSQLNotificationService" value = "NCacheSQLService"/>
<add key = "NCacheServer.NCacheSQLNotificationQueue" value = "NCacheSQLQueue"/>
 
Configure Response Data Size
 
NCache introduces "Response Data Size" to limit the large result sets returned in response to bulk Search, Tags and Groups operations. .NET framework does not support the serialization of large result sets which exceeds the size of 1.9Gb. To solve this problem NCache splits the large result sets into smaller chunks of data.
 
NCacheServer.ResponseDataSize can be used to specify the size of a response. It will help in limiting a response size by dividing the bigger response into multiple responses each containing the data approximately equal to the specified limit.  These multiple responses will be merged by the NCache Client as a single response.  Here it takes value in MB’s. Default size is 1024MB.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.ResponseDataSize" value = "1024"/>
 
Note: At least one object must be sent in response even if the data size of an object exceeds the specified limit for data.
 
 
Configure Max Response Length
 
NCache introduces "Max Response Length" to limit the large result sets returned in response to all operations whether bulk or not .NET framework does not support the serialization of large result sets which exceeds the size of 1.9Gb. To solve this problem NCache splits the large result sets into smaller chunks of data.
 
NCacheServer.MaxResponseLength can be used to specify the size of a response. It will help in limiting a response size by dividing the bigger response into multiple responses each containing the data approximately equal to the specified limit.  These multiple responses will be merged by the NCache Client as a single response.  Here it takes value in KB’s. Default size is 512KB.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.MaxResponseLength" value = "512"/>
 
Note: At least one object must be sent in response even if the data size of an object exceeds the specified limit for data.
 
Configure Enumeration
 
The purpose of introducing enumeration is to keep cache free from locking while enumerating the cache data. This process eventually increases the cache performance and its availability for clients. NCache is following the technique of taking snapshots of cache data and send it to the client for enumeration which keeps the cache free from being locked during the process of enumeration. Four attributes are defined for enumeration, which are:
 
NCacheServer.SnapshotPoolingCacheSize can be used to specify the size of the cache (in terms of number of items) for enabling enumeration on cache. It will help in deciding whether to create a pool of snapshots for enumeration or not. A complete snapshot of cache is returned to the enumerator until the threshold reaches its limit. Once the threshold value is crossed, cache will create a pool of snapshots that will hold those snapshots based on time slicing. These snapshots will be provided to the enumerator on demand from client by the cache server. Default Size is 100000 items in cache.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EnableSnapshotPoolingCacheSize" value = "100000"/>
 
NCacheServer.SnapshotPoolSize can be used to specify the number of snapshots allowed in the pool for enumeration. Once the pool reaches its maximum limit, it won’t allow more snapshots to be added to the pool. It will wait till any existing snapshot in the pool has been removed. Default Size is 10 snapshots in cache snapshot pool.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.SnapshotPoolSize" value = "10"/>
 
NCacheServer.SnapshotCreationThreshold can be used to specify after how many seconds a new snapshot will be added to pool for enumeration purpose. Same cache snapshot from the pool is provided to all enumerators on cache until the threshold time is elapsed. Any enumerator that requests a snapshot after that will get a new snapshot from the pool. Default size is 30 seconds.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.SnapshotCreationThreshold" value = "30"/>
 
NCacheServer.EnumeratorChunkSize can be used to specify the chunk size for enumeration. Chunk size is the number of cache items returned to the enumerator from cache server. Once the enumerator is done enumerating through a chunk of data it will get the next chunk from the cache server for enumeration. Default size is 1000 items returned in each chunk.
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.EnumeratorChunkSize" value = "1000"/>
 
Cache Startup Loader Delay
 
User can introduce a delay in Cache Startup Loader in order to avoid some data loss problems which may occur while the cache is still in process of member joining. This is done by setting the following property:
 
<add key = "NCacheServer.CacheLoaderStartupDelay" value = "20"/>
 
The value of this property is set in seconds. By default, this value is 20 while minimum value is 10 seconds.
 
 
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