Posts Tagged ‘SOLR’

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Set up Sitecore Solr Collections Using SearchStax

This article explains the steps needed to set up Solr Cloud collections for your Sitecore environment using SearchStax. Assuming you already have Solr Cloud Manager Environment set in SearchStax, follow the below steps to set up the Solr Cloud environment. 1. Upload Solr Configurations The first step is to get the compatible Solr schema and […]

Optimizing Your Solr Search Query

Solr search queries of your index are blazing fast. At least they should be, right? Have you ever run into a Solr search query that takes an abnormal amount of time? If so, then this blog post is for you. There are a few tricks you can employ to speed the query up. Even if […]

Using the PKCS #12 (.pfx) format for Solr SSL Security

Apache Solr is based on the Java technology stack which comes with its own methods for handling certificates, specifically with the JKS (Java Key Store) file type which holds encrypted certificates for use with Java-based applications. You might be vaguely familiar with the JKS file as the installation guide for 9.0+ provided by Sitecore sends […]

Client Certificate Authentication with Solr

Securing your Solr instance is an important part of the Sitecore security hardening process. In many on-premises environments, the Solr servers are behind the firewall without the need to be publicly accessible – just accessible by the Sitecore application itself. However, with cloud-based hosting such as Azure App Services, this becomes more difficult as the […]

SOLR Spatial Search with Sitecore 9+

First and foremost, what is spatial search or geospatial search as some would say? It the functionality used in searching to search for locations based on a radius from a center point. For instance, let’s just say that I was on a Healthcare website and wanted to find all the healthcare locations within a 10 […]

August DSUG: “Forms to Riches” and “Solr Spatial Search with Sitecore 9”

The Denver Sitecore User Group returns this August 15th, 2018 for its next meetup! There will be multiple Sitecore MVPs attending, so come out for this excellent opportunity to learn something new and meet fellow developers in the community. Our Hosts and Topics Sitecore MVP Mike Reynolds will be sharing his experience customizing Sitecore 9 Forms […]

A Search for Answers: The Future of Sitecore, Solr, and You

Sitecore 9 introduces a relatively fundamental change in the core platform that will affect a lot of installations across the developer world: Lucene is (almost) out of the picture. Sitecore has always supported multiple search indexing providers, namely Lucene and Solr (shoutout to Coveo for all they do as well). Lucene has always been the […]

Setup and Basic Preparation for Sitecore 9 Installation

Sitecore 9 is out we are all excited to jump in and start using the latest and greatest. So let’s jump in and setup for an XP0 Sitecore installation on our local development machine! George Chang, another Perficient Sitecore MVP, put out a great blog post on How to install Sitecore 9 with the Sitecore Install Framework […]

How to Install Sitecore 9 with the Sitecore Install Framework

The big news coming out of Sitecore Symposium last week is the release of Sitecore Experience Cloud 9.0. With the release of version 9, Sitecore has brought more and more pieces of its platform into an inevitably microservices-oriented future. The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s no .exe installer anymore – this has regularly […]

SOLR Failure Brings Down Live Sitecore Site

Recently, a client’s live Sitecore site was brought down completely by a failure in the SOLR search provider service. Immediately we tracked down the root cause of the issue and set to work on resolving it. I’ll start with the root cause and continue on with the steps that were taken to prevent Sitecore from […]

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How to Force the Index to Update on the CD Server

The issue: Index not updating properly A while back I ran into an issue where the index on the CD server was not updating correctly. I checked the EventQueue table and the event existed to update the index but it just wasn’t happening. The client was frustrated since the items had been published but the […]

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Searching Sitecore Page Datasources in Atomic Architecture

Searching Sitecore Page Datasources When first enabling search in your Sitecore solution, you may find that page content is not searchable. This is especially true if you heavily rely on Experience Editor for your site assembly. Searching Sitecore page datasources is solved by a very common pattern that I refer to as “Page Visualization.” Page Visualization […]

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