Chapter 4. Configuring Solr

This chapter covers

  • Handling a query request
  • Extending query processing with search components
  • Managing and warming searchers
  • Managing cache behavior

Up to this point, you’ve taken much of what has been presented on faith, without learning how Solr works. We’ll change that in this chapter and the next by learning how Solr is configured and how configuration settings impact Solr’s behavior. As you’ll see, Solr’s configuration can be daunting at first look because the configuration file for the example server contains almost every possible configuration setting in Solr. Our main focus in this chapter is to introduce the most important configuration settings for Solr, particularly those that impact how Solr processes ...

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