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How to Manage and Troubleshoot Search: A Practical Guide

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Speaker: Agnes Molnar;
SharePoint 2013 introduces a lot of improvements when it comes to managing all aspects of a search deployment. In this session I will cover the most common methods for troubleshooting issues related to databases, crawl error’s and warnings, entity extraction and content processing, query processing and query rules.

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How to Manage and Troubleshoot Search: A Practical Guide

  1. 1. How to ManageAnd Troubleshoot SearchAGNES MOLNARSENIOR SEARCH SOLUTIONS CONSULTANTSHAREPOINT AND PROJECT CONFERENCE ADRIATICSZAGREB, 11/28/2012
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  3. 3. Introduction• Senior Search Solutions Consultant• SharePoint Server MVP• Speaker, Blogger, Community Lead http://aghy.hu http://www.DoMoreWithSearch.com Agnes.Molnar@BAInsight.com @molnaragnes
  4. 4. There are major changes in Search! Combination Used of FAST and pervasively SharePoint Content by throughout Continuous Search Search WCM the platform Result Sources Crawling High Query Search Scalability CSOM Result Blocks Suggestions Query Rules Refinements Search is used pervasively throughout the platform 4
  5. 5. Search Administration Challenges • Hasnt supported an iterative development process that Im used to. • Adding capacity is complicated • Requires access to console • Limited support for delegation
  6. 6. Search Administration Challenges • Heterogeneous Data Models • Every system is different • Mapping to common metadata is essential for findability • Heterogeneous Security • Bandwidth and Performance • LOTS of content • Cross-site bandwidth can be expensive/limited • Source Systems can be the limiting factor
  7. 7. Search Troubleshooting Challenges • Complex architecture • Complex configuration • Query and crawl reporting • Scenarios • Search service is unavailable • “Hung” crawl
  8. 8. Troubleshooting Enhancements • Crawl log • Content Source (1,7, and 30 day duration trend) • URL View (Remove from index) • History (Latency/Load) • Health reports • Crawl Latency/Load by Repository, Handler, Crawler, CPC, SQL • Crawl Freshness by source heat map in days • CPU and Memory Load by component and process • Content Processing by stage • Query Latency/Load percentiles overlaid with crawl and analytics load • Federation • Query Latency by Object model, Query Processing, Core index
  9. 9. Debugging and TroubleshootingCrawl Processes
  10. 10. Debugging and TroubleshootingCrawl Processes
  11. 11. Debugging and TroubleshootingCrawl Processes
  12. 12. Debugging and TroubleshootingCrawl Processes
  13. 13. How Fresh my Content is? –Search Results Freshness • Depends on: • Size of repository • Change rate • Request response time • Crawl schedule • Type of changes • Etc.
  14. 14. Search Results Freshness –Incremental Crawl
  15. 15. Search Results Freshness –Continuous Crawl
  16. 16. Query Debugging –Developer Dashboard
  17. 17. Want to Know More About SharePoint 2013Search? The Essential Guide to Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2013 Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most Out of Search and Search-based Applications Download from www.SharePointSearch2013.com This book contains 20 chapters, and more than 100 pages packed full of valuable insights. Also includes helpful call outs and screenshots. Architecture Applications Working User Working , Deployme & with Queries Experience with Content nt & Developme and Results Operations nt
  18. 18. questions?HTTP://AGHY.HUHTTP://DOMOREWITHSEARCH.COM@MOLNARAGNES
  19. 19. thank you.SHAREPOINT AND PROJECT CONFERENCE ADRIATICSZAGREB, 11/28/2012

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