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Managing the Search application
February 11, 2013
You can perform the following tasks when managing the Search application.
Adding an additional Search node to a cluster
You can add another Search node to a cluster where there is an existing Search node for load-balancing purposes or if you want to have a backup node for redundancy.
Creating work managers for Search
When you add a new node to your deployment after installing
Connections, you need to manually create Search work managers for the newly-added node.
Updating Search work manager settings
Update the settings for the work managers used by the Search application.
Reloading the Search application
After making configuration changes to Search, you can use SearchService commands to reload the Search index and configuration, and avoid the need for restarting the Search application.
Configuring page persistence settings
Edit settings to specify whether the persisted pages in a seedlist persistence directory are deleted after a successful incremental index. You can also update the maximum age for persisted pages.
Avoiding unnecessary full search crawls
Use an administrative command to avoid performance hits by avoiding unnecessary full search crawls.
Specifying the maximum number of search results per page
You can update a property in the IBM Connections configuration file to specify the maximum size of a search results page.
Adding third-party search options to the search control
You can extend the search control in
Connections to include options from third-party search engines by configuring settings in the
Setting the timeout for seedlist requests
You can set the default timeout for seedlist requests by creating an
® Application Server environment variable and specifying the required value of the timeout.
Excluding inactive users from search results
By default, when users search for people in
Connections, inactive user profiles are excluded from the search results. You can run a command to change your deployment settings so that search results related to inactive users are automatically included in search results.
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