The SearchStax® Frequently Asked Questions page includes the following approved question and answer about our Apache Solr Cloud services.

How can I view my Zookeeper configurations?

The first step in creating a new collection in a SearchStax Managed Solr deployment is to upload the collection’s config files to Zookeeper. Zookeeper, in turn, distributes the files across the Solr instances in your cluster.

Security Best Practices

Be sure to see our page on securing Zookeeper using SearchStax.

Note that you can log into the Solr Dashboard for any specific Solr instance and view the local config files that Zookeeper has distributed to that node. You can open the files to inspect them, but you cannot download or edit them from Solr.

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Likewise, you can use zkcli to list, view, download, upload, and delete config directories on Zookeeper, but you can’t edit them directly.

See What else can I do with the zkcli script? for a list of the commands that you can send to Zookeeper. In particular, note this one:

> ./ -zkhost <zookeeper URL> -cmd list > output.txt

which dumps a listing of your configuration files to a local text file. The listing contains files from all of the Zookeeper configsets, so it can be verbose. That’s why we channel it to a file. It can be especially useful when you need to list all of the configsets to see how many there are.

Also note:

> ./ -zkhost <zookeeper URL> -cmd downconfig -confdir <local-directory> -confname <config-name>

which copies a named configuration on Zookeeper to a local directory of your choice.

SearchStax provides a Zookeeper API!

The SearchStax Zookeeper API provides secure, password-protected access to Zookeeper. You can list, create, read, delete, and download config files using this API.

We love to answer questions!

Please contact the SearchStax Support Desk immediately if you have any question about Solr Cloud deployments.

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