PowerShell Scripting for Microsoft project code named "Velocity"

Windows PowerShell allows you to invoke C# code directly from the PowerShell scripts. This offers a powerful way to “script” cache operations such as puts/gets etc. This can be used to prime the cache as part of an automated setup or to perform other management tasks such as exploring the cache etc. This blog shows…


Troubleshooting “Velocity” Series – III (Continued)

How to control ETW sessions and collect traces   In this section I will describe how to work with an ETW sink. ETW stands for “Event Tracing for Windows”. It is a high speed tracing facility provided by the OS. It uses buffering and logging mechanism implemented in the OS kernel. The buffers used are…


Troubleshooting “Velocity” Series – III

How to use “Velocity” logging framework Microsoft project code named “Velocity” provides the ability to trace events on the cache client and cache host. These events are captured by enabling log sinks. A sink represents a valid destination to which logs or events can be emitted. “Velocity” supports three log sinks: ·         Console sink –…


Troubleshooting “Velocity” Series – II

How to ensure you have correct client libraries This section is more important for people who are upgrading from CTP2 to CTP3. Since Microsoft project code named “Velocity” bits are not backward compatible, while upgrading the cache hosts, “Velocity” clients have to be upgraded as well. There are four client libraries: 1.       ClientLibrary.dll 2.       CacheBaseLibrary.dll…


Troubleshooting “Velocity” Series

  Hi, Hope all of you are having great time caching your data with Microsoft project code named “Velocity”. This post is first in the series of some practices and guidelines to follow in order to make best use of “Velocity” and for troubleshooting any common issues you may face. I also recommend that you…


EF Query caching with Velocity

Jarek has written a blog and a sample of integrating caches into EF. One integration sample is using Velocity CTP3 bits. Take a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/jkowalski/archive/2009/06/11/tracing-and-caching-in-entity-framework-available-on-msdn-code-gallery.aspx Sample code at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/EFProviderWrappers


Proposed Performance Counters for CTP4

We are planning to add performance counters in the upcoming release, CTP4. The performance counters will be available for one or both of the following categories: ·         Host – A category for single-instance performance counters pertaining to a single cache host. Host counters track information such as total active connections and total client requests for…


Update on Velocity upcoming release – CTP4

  As Velocity moves ahead with the next release milestone, there is an update that – Velocity is planning to release CTP 4 around mid-September 2009. Some of the features planned for CTP 4 would be – Velocity Setup/Configuration changes, Velocity Performance Monitor Counters, Enhancements to Security and more stability & reliability since CTP3   In…


Velocity MSDN Magazine Article

Aaron has published a Velocity article on MSDN magazine. It also include sample code for the cool Northwind demos that I used in my recent talks.  Check it out at – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd861287.aspx