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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)

Monitoring tools

This section will guide you how to monitor your Solr server using Agent based health checks using robust monitoring tools such as Opsview, New Relic, and SPM.


Let us assume that you already have Opsview or Opsview VMWare Appliance installed and have completed the Quick Start guidelines.

If not, don't panic! You may refer to download the installer of Opsview and/or Opsview VMWare Appliance, and for the Quick Start guidelines.

In this section, we will cover how and where to fetch and install the Solr-specific plugin, how to set up service check, host configuration, and understand the check results.

Solr-specific plugin

In this topic, we will guide you on how to install the Solr-specific plugin within a few keyboard hits.

Install the Solr plugin from into /usr/local/nagios/libexec/. The solr_check plugin is Perl based...