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Solr Operations

Course together with LucidWorks
12 September 09:00 to 17:00

Solr Operations

Paris, France

Explore the capabilities of Solr while learning the foundations of developing search applications. This one-day course is intended to help attendees build and administer a Solr cluster. We'll dig into basic architecture, how Solr is configured, and the mechanics of SolrCloud and Zookeeper. In addition, we will look into JVM and memory management, security, and scaling your search system up and out.

Who Should Attend?

System administrators with limited or no previous Solr experience.


At least 1 year administering a Windows or UNIX operating system and completion of Solr Development or the equivalent experience.

What kind of Laptop should I bring?

The laptop operating system can be Windows, Mac or Linux.

Course Overview:

  • Solr and Solr use cases
  • What is Solr
  • Indexing
  • Document vs Relational
  • Field Types
  • Data types
  • Stored vs Indexed data
  • Full-text search
  • Basic “relevance”
  • Database vs rank by relevance
  • Inverted Index
  • Directory/Utility walkthrough
  • Solr start scripts
  • Solr Architecture
  • Lucene
  • Solr Services
  • Solr Cloud
  • Zookeeper
  • Admin Console Walkthrough
  • Solr Configuration (request handlers etc)
  • Solr Cloud Basics
  • Solr Cloud Internals
  • JVM Internals
  • Monitoring