Use NCache Docker on Windows Server
Once the containers for NCache are created and started, you need to connect to them and activate/register for evaluation. This guide will take you through this process.
Launch NCache Manager
Once your machine is connected, the NCache Manager will automatically launch in the default browser. Otherwise, you can manually launch the NCache Manager by browsing to
Register NCache Container
You will be prompted with your machine is not registered window in the NCache Manager. In order to use NCache, you first need to register your machine. You can either register for free evaluation by selecting Start Free 60 Day Trial or activate NCache by selecting Activate with License Key. You can also choose to ignore the message for now by clicking on Ask me Later, however, you will not be able to use NCache if you choose this option.
You will only be able to use NCache once your machine is either registered for free trial or activated with a license key.
Register for Free Evaluation
If you want to register for free evaluation, follows these steps. Click on Start Free 60 Day Trial and you will be redirected to Start NCache Trial page. Provide the free trial activation key that you received from Alachisoft Support and the user information. Then click Activate.
If you don't have the free trial activation key, you can get it using Click Here.
If successful, you will be prompted with a notification stating "NCache has been successfully registered for Free Evaluation".
You can also register for NCache evaluation using Register-NCacheEvaluation PowerShell cmdlet as an administrator.
Activate with License Key
If you want to activate NCache with a purchased license, follow these steps.
Click on Activate with License Key and you will be redirected to Activate License page. Provide the license key that you received from firstname.lastname@example.org and environment details. Click Next.
Provide the information of user for which NCache has been registered and click Activate.
If successful, you will be prompted with a notification stating "NCache has been successfully License Activated".
You can also activate NCache using Register-NCache PowerShell cmdlet as an administrator.
You need to do the registration/activation for all cache servers either through NCache Manager or PowerShell.
Connect to Container
Once the NCache containers are created and running, you can access these containers by using docker exec command and specifying the container name of the newly created container.
The following command connects you to the container ncache-ent-server-01 in interactive mode using the
docker exec command and opens a PowerShell instance within it.
docker exec -it ncache-server-01 PowerShell
Import NCache PowerShell Module
If your PowerShell module is not automatically added to your system you are required to import the NCache module so that NCache tools can be executed.
NCache is installed by default at
C:\Program Files\NCache in Windows.
PS > Import-Module 'C:\Program Files\NCache\bin\tools\ncacheps\ncacheps.dll'
You can now proceed to manage NCache with PowerShell. Refer to the NCache PowerShell Reference for full coverage of NCache cmdlets.
Activate NCache Container
It is assumed that you already have the license key. If not, then you can get it from our sales team by sending an email to email@example.com.
Once you have connected to your container, you can Activate NCache using the license key you obtained from Alachisoft Sales. The following command activates the license for the container ncache-ent-server-01. The environment is set to production.
Register-NCache -Key xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -FirstName your_first_name -LastName your_last_name -Email firstname.lastname@example.org -Company your_company_name -Environment production
Use NCache in Container
Once you have connected to the container and activated/registered it for evaluation, you can perform administrative tasks through NCache PowerShell cmdlets or the NCache Manager. This includes managing caches, clusters, security, deploying providers, and much more.
To access the NCache Manager of your container, browse to
http://10.2.0.4:8251 on the host machine.