MCMS AppPool Recycling, SPARK and operations
Following a couple of queries on the cmserver newsgroup, it became apparent that for production MCMS deployments the default Application Pool Recycling configuration for the App Pool running the MCMS application should be disabled.
Whilst this configuration change seems more than reasonable and obvious, it has never been officially documented either in the production documentation, the performance planning guide or the MSIB 2.5 refresh. The closest we get to an official word (and it's good enough for me!) is as part of Stefan's FAQ.
However, the configuration change also poses some interesting challenges to those responsible for operating production MCMS applications, especially when combined with SharePoint Technologies. This article briefly discusses these challenges and offers solutions for optimally operating your MCMS applications.
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