Install and Manage Solr

Solr Connectivity

Certificates must be used to communicate between the Solr server and the log servers.

BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux is a certificate signing authority. The console can generate and distribute the required certificates.

Solr must be installed using BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux; otherwise, there is no way to communicate with the Solr server.

Install Solr

To install Solr:

  1. Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then select Perform Host Actions.
  1. Select Solr, and then select Next Step.
  2. Select Install, and then select Next Step.
  3. Solr tries to detect the location of the Java environment on the server. Otherwise, you can enter the Java Home details.
  1. On the Credential Selection page, select a logon credential that will access the remote system. If you cannot log on as root, then select one of the following to run the action with escalated privileges: pbrun, sudo, or sudo su. This may require choosing a second credential.
  1. Review the Summary page, and then click Finish.
  1. Review the Task page, and verify the completed status of attempted actions under Task Summary.
  2. Click Task Details to view more information about Task Status.

Uninstall Solr

To remove Solr:

  1. Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then select Perform Host Actions.
  1. Select Solr, and then select Next Step.
  2. Select Uninstall, and then select Next Step.
  1. On the Credential Selection page, select a logon credential that will access the remote system. If you cannot log on as root, then select one of the following to run the action with escalated privileges: pbrun, sudo, or sudo su. This may require choosing a second credential.
  1. Review the Summary page, and then click Finish.
  1. Review the Task page, and verify the completed status of attempted actions under Task Summary.
  2. Click Task Details to view more information about Task Status.

Assign a Log Server

The log servers selected are indexed by the Solr server.

To assign a log server:

  1. Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a host, and then select Perform Host Actions.
  1. Select Solr, and then select Next Step.
  2. Select Assign Solr Indexing Server, and then select Next Step.
  3. Select a Solr server from the Solr Server list, and then select Next Step.
  1. On the Credential Selection page, select a logon credential that will access the remote system. If you cannot log on as root, then select one of the following to run the action with escalated privileges: pbrun, sudo, or sudo su. This may require choosing a second credential.
  1. Review the Summary page, and then click Finish.
  1. Review the Task page, and verify the completed status of attempted actions under Task Summary.
  2. Click Task Details to view more information about Task Status.

Adopt a Solr Server

You can create a connection to a Solr server instance not deployed by BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux.

  1. Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select the Solr server you want to establish a connection to, and then select Perform Host Actions. Optionally, select more than one Solr server, and then select Actions > Perform Host Actions.
  3. Select Solr, and then select Next Step.
  4. Select Adopt Solr server for management byBeyondInsight for Unix & Linux.
  5. Click Next Step.
  6. On the Credential Selection page, credential rules are automatically used if any are configured for the selected host. Otherwise, enter a credential, and then click Next Step.
  7. Review the settings on the Summary page, and then click Finish.

Rotate the Certificate on the Solr Server

Deploy host certificates for selected Solr hosts. If the Solr host name matches a certificate name in the BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux certificate store then that certificate is deployed.

You can update the certificate at any time.

  1. Go to the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page.
  2. Select a Solr server where you want to rotate certificates, and then select Perform Host Actions. Optionally, select more than one Solr server, and then select Actions > Perform Host Actions.
  3. Select Solr, and then select Next Step.
  4. Select Rotate TLS server certificates for Solr server.
  1. On the Credential Selection page, credential rules are automatically used if any are configured for the selected host. Otherwise, enter a credential, and then click Next Step.
  2. Review the settings on the Summary page, and then click Finish.