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Administrating Solr

By : Surendra Mohan
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Administrating Solr

By: Surendra Mohan

Overview of this book

Implementing different search engines on web products is a mandate these days. Apache Solr is a robust search engine, but simply implementing Apache Solr and forgetting about it is not a good idea, especially when you have to fight for the search ranking of your web product. In such a scenario, you need to keep monitoring, administrating, and optimizing your Solr to retain your ranking. "Administrating Solr" is a practical, hands-on guide. This book will provide you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises and some advanced concepts which will help you administrate, monitor, and optimize Solr using Drupal and associated scripts. Administrating Solr will also provide you with a solid grounding on how you can use Apache Solr with Drupal. "Administrating Solr" starts with an overview of Apache Solr and the installation process to get you familiar with Solr. It then gradually moves on to discuss the mysteries that make Solr flexible enough to render appropriate search results in different scenarios. This book will take you through clear and practical concepts that will help you monitor, administrate, and optimize your Solr appropriately using both scripts and tools. This book will also teach you ways to query your search and methods to keep your Solr healthy and well maintained. With this book, you will learn how to effectively implement and optimize Solr using Drupal.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 2. Monitoring Solr

In the previous chapter, we learned how request and response are handled, different ways by which we can query Solr so as to get the most appropriate and relevant search results, how to use faceting search, searching based on geographical points, and distributed search.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Various monitoring metrics

  • Different agent-less health checks

  • Different agent based health checks

  • Various monitoring tools

We will look into different ways we can monitor Solr, what performance metrics should be interested in, and how we can achieve this by using various monitoring tools such as Opsview, New Relic, and SPM.

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