Create a SearchStax SolrCloud index

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Setup WPSOLR and SearchStax Solr Cloud Manager

From WPSOLR 21.4.

This video suppose you already have an account at SearchStax.

You will see how to create a SearchStax Solr Cloud Manager index with a few clicks.

 

What is SearchStax?

SearchStax is a service to host SolrCloud indexes, managed by Solr experts. Rather than installing SolrCloud on your own servers, you get a subscription and let the service manage your indexes on your behalf. No need of manpower, or servers, anymore.

Here is the video tutorial:

1 – Signup for a free trial at SearchStax Solr Cloud Manager

 

2 – Navigate to your SearchStax dashboard

 

3 – Click on menu “Cloud Manager”

 

4 – Click on button “Create Deployment -> Solr”

SearchStax: new deployment

SearchStax: new deployment

 

5 – Set the new deployment parameters

SearchStax: new deployment parameters

SearchStax: new deployment parameters

  1. Set a name to your deployment
  2. Select a Cloud Provider (where your nodes/VMs will be deployed): Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azur, Google Cloud
  3. Select a region (depends on the selected Cloud Provider)
  4. Select a deployment type: Dedicated Node (one node), Dedicated Cluster (several nodes)
  5. Select a plan (the size of each node/VM)
  6. Select the Solr version
  7. Create the deployment nodes

 

6 – Wait until the deployment is completed

SearchStax: wait deployment completed

SearchStax: wait deployment completed

 

7 – Click on the deployment to change its settings

SearchStax: edit deployment settings

SearchStax: edit deployment settings

 

8 – Copy the deployment endpoint url

SearchStax: copy deployment endpoint url

SearchStax: copy deployment endpoint url

 

9 – Create a user/password to secure the cluster

9.1 Select authentication menu

SearchStax: menu deployment authentication

SearchStax: menu deployment authentication

 

9.2 Enable authentication: (1) then (2)

SearchStax: deployment enabled

SearchStax: deployment enabled

 

9.3 Add user/password: (1) Click on button “Add User”, (2)(3) set user/password, (4) Select role “Admin” to be able to create new indexes, (5) Click on button “Add”

SearchStax: deployment new user

SearchStax: deployment new user

 

9.4 New user/password is created

SearchStax: deployment user created

SearchStax: deployment user created

 

10 – Create the SearchStax Solr index from WPSOLR admin

SearchStax: create new index from WPSOLR admin

SearchStax: create new index from WPSOLR admin

  •  (1), (2), then (3) to edit a new index
  • (4) Select “Apache SolrCloud” among index types
  • (5) Select “SearchStax” among Hosting Services
  • (6) Set a name for you index, visible in WPSOLR admin
  • (7) Set a name for your index, visible in SearchStax Solr admin (only letters and “_”, no whitespaces)
  • (8) Paste the SearchStax deployment endpoint url
  • (9) Set in how many shards (“pieces”) the index will be distributed (1 for a one node deployment)
  • (10) Set how many times each shard will be copied (1 for a one node deployment)
  • (11) Set max shards per node/VM
  • (12) Paste the searchStax authentication user/password (if defined)
  • (13) Create the index

 

11 – Query the index in SearchStax Solr admin console

11.1 Open the Solr admin console

SearchStax: open the Solr admin console

SearchStax: open the Solr admin console

 

11.2 Index your data

SearchStax: index the data in WPSOLR admin

SearchStax: index the data in WPSOLR admin

 

11.3 Open the index screen

SearchStax: query the index in Solr admin console

SearchStax: query the index in Solr admin console

(1) Select your index

(2) Select the query menu

(3) Execute a query

(4) Results are displayed

 

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