Solr Deployments – SearchStax


Overview

SearchStax® Managed Solr lets you create as many deployments as you require for the unique needs of your Solr-based applications. When you create a deployment you can choose your cloud provider, Plan, and Solr version. Once a deployment is created, you can secure it using advanced networking capabilities. Then you can configure and populate your Solr collections.

Providers, Regions, Deployments, and Prices

Solr Versions Supported by SearchStax

Cloud Providers and Regions Supported by SearchStax

Select a Product for Pricing Details

Please contact us for complete information on SearchStax cloud providers, regions, and Solr deployment plans.

Contents:

  1. Creating a Deployment
  2. Managing Your Deployments
  3. Charges
  4. Changing/Scaling a Deployment
  5. Deleting a Deployment

Creating a Deployment

Deployments are created via the Managed Solr Dashboard.

SearchStax Create New Deployment button

To create a Deployment:

  1. From your Managed Solr Dashboard, click on Create New Deployment.
  2. Provide a name for the Solr Deployment.
  3. Specify the Cloud Provider, Region, Plan, and Solr version for your Deployment.
  4. Click on Create Deployment.

It takes a few minutes…

It usually takes five minutes to set up a single-node deployment, and up to fifteen minutes to set up a cluster, using AWS or GCP. Azure setup times range from twenty minutes to an hour. Feel free to explore our documentation and Help Center until the process is completed.

You can secure your new Solr deployment using its Security Settings. This lets you secure the cluster via a specific IP address, a range of IP addresses, and/or through Solr Basic Auth.

Managing Your Deployments

Managed Solr deployments are administered through the Cloud Manager.

When you create a Solr Deployment you will be sent an email with useful helper scripts for easily configuring Zookeeper, creating Solr collections, and populating your Solr collections with data (documents). You can then use the Managed Solr Dashboard to monitor the performance of your Solr deployment, including key server metrics such as CPU and Memory utilization, Search Throughput, and Indexing throughput. These reports help you to tune your Solr deployments.

The Termination Lock button blocks any attempt to delete this deployment until you manually reset the button.

Charges

Managed Solr pay-as-you-go deployments are billed automatically each month based on the chosen plan.

Short-Lived Deployments

SearchStax bills pay-as-you-go deployments on a pro-rated basis. If a deployment is active for a fraction of a month, you will be billed the corresponding fraction of the monthly rate.

If you create and then delete a deployment on the same day, you will be billed for one day at that plan’s monthly rate.

Month-to-Month vs. Annual Commitment

The prices shown when creating a new deployment in Managed Solr are the month-to-month self-service rates. Much lower rates apply to annual commitments, sometimes as much as 50% lower! Please contact us for further information.

Scaling a Deployment

Dedicated clusters hosted on AWS or Azure may be scaled up or down to meet seasonal needs. See How many Solr servers, shards, and replicas should I have?

You can add nodes to clusters on the Deployment Details page, and, once added, you can click a link to delete the node again. (See the note on “Short-Lived Deployments,” above, for billing details.)

See Can I scale up to a larger Solr deployment? in the SearchStax Help Center.

Deleting a Deployment

You can delete a deployment from the Managed Solr Dashboard.

Warning: Save your Data!

Consider backing up your deployment before deleting it. Backups survive the deletion of a deployment.

To delete a deployment:

  1. Open the details page of the deployment that you want to delete.
  2. Check the Terminiation Lock button. If it is on (green) unlock it (red).
  3. Open the Options menu in the upper right.
  4. Click on Delete Deployment.
  5. Confirm the action.

Questions?

Do not hesitate to contact the SearchStax Support Desk.

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