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From John Bickerstaff <>
Subject Re: SolrCloud setup
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:49:16 GMT
I found it to be way less than intuitive when I first started to get going.

I wished for an example or step by step (including zookeeper)

Pulling it all together from the docs wasn't straightforward although I
guess the info is still there.

I'll send you my rough notes in case they're helpful...

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:30 PM, Erick Erickson <>

> Setting up SolrCloud on multiple hosts is exactly the same as a single
> host. You just install Solr on all the hosts you care about and start
> it up. As long as the hosts can talk to each other via HTTP, it's all
> magic.
> The "glue" is Zookeeper. All the Solrs are started up with the same ZK
> ensemble string. So when you start Solr on host1 it registers itself
> with ZK. When you start another Solr on host2 it does the same. But
> then ZK sends a message to host1 informing it "there's another Solr
> out there" and now the Solr on host1 knows the url of Solr on host2
> (and vice versa).
> For just getting started, you can just use a single Zookeeper but for
> prod situations you'll want 3 or more.
> Best,
> Erick
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 PM, S L <> wrote:
> > Can someone point me to a tutorial or blog to setup SolrCloud on multiple
> > hosts? LucidWorks just have a trivial single host example. I searched
> > around but only found some blogs for older versions (2014 or earlier).
> >
> > thanks.

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