AppFabric Admin – New GUI Utility for Managing AppFabric on Codeplex

https://appfabricadmin.codeplex.com/
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Nice little application on Codeplex- essentially the gist of it seems to give one compact graphical GUI for those who don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of PowerShell commands.  It did have one crash out of the gates on me, however it’s a fresh project so things will likely be tightened up soon.

Project Description

Graphical utility for administrating/ configuring Windows Server Appfabric 1.1 caching. The tool supports Appfabric 1.1 read through, write behind feature.

Prerequisites

Appfabric 1.1 – The RTM for Windows Server Appfabric 1.1 can be downloaded here. To access an Appfabric cluster from a remote machine, at least ‘Cache Administration’ features should be installed.

Features

  • Supports read-through write-behind configuration
    • Supports automatically identifying the Provider Type for write behind
    • Support setting the Provider Setting for write behind by generating the output string
  • Supports connecting to a remote cluster
  • Supports almost all Appfabric commands (see FAQ)

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FAQ

What are the commands not supported in this release? Set-CacheLogging Test-CacheConfigAvailability Get-CacheClusterHealth Get-CacheRegion
How do I request for new features /give feedback/log bugs? To request new features/ log bugs/ provide feedback, please make use of the project home http://appfabricadmin.codeplex.com.
Can I use this to administer/configure Appfabric 1.0 cluster? Features like Write through/read behind are supported only in Appfabric 1.1. Even though you will be able to use basic functionalities in Appfabric 1.0, you will not get the complete benefits of Appfabric 1.1.

Additional Information

Implementing Read-Through Write-Behind. Windows Server Appfabric MSDN.

Disclaimer

This is not a Microsoft provided utility. This tool is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.