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Components

The following components need to be installed for Enterprise Search.

  • The Smartsite Manager. This is part of a regular Smartsite installation. The manager includes logic to obtain documents from various sources, to prepare documents for search, and to stream these documents to Elastic Search.
  • The Tika server. Tika extracts text and metadata from documents. The Smartsite manager uses the Tika server when preparing a document for search.
  • The Elastic Search server. Elastic Search implements document indexing and performs document search queries. Elastic Search builds on the Lucene search engine. Lucene is part of the Elastic Search deployment and does not require a separate installation.
  • Search applications. A search application accepts user input for a search, builds a search query, performs the search using Elastic Search, and presents the results.

Installation

All components can be installed on one server, or can be installed on distinct servers:

  • A web server for Smartsite
  • A Tika server
  • An Elastic Search server or a cluster of Elastic Search servers

Currently tested servers for Tika and Elastic Search include:

  • Windows Server 2016, 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, 64 bit
  • Windows 10, 64 bit

32 bit is currently not tested.

Versions

The Enterprise Search module has no distinct version. The Smartsite version is used instead. Presented below is the version overview, from new to old.

Date Smartsite Java Tika Elasticsearch / Lucene Service manager ReadonlyREST Curl Kibana
Upcoming Upcoming  8.172 1.19.1 6.3.2 / 7.3.1 2.24 1.16.30 7.58 6.3.2
2019-09-02 7.10 b4 8.172 1.18

6.1.3 / 7.1.0

2.24 1.16.16 7.58 6.1.3
2018‑12‑10 7.10 b2 8.172 1.18

6.1.3 / 7.1.0

2.24 1.16.16 7.58 6.1.3
2018‑11‑13 7.10 b1 8.172 1.18

6.1.3 / 7.1.0

2.24 1.16.16 7.58 6.1.3
2018‑07‑18 7.9 b2 8.172 1.18

6.1.3 / 7.1.0

2.24 1.16.16 7.58 6.1.3
2018‑04‑25 7.9 b1 8.161 1.17

6.1.3 / 7.1.0

2.24 1.16.16 7.58 6.1.3

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