Deploying multiple Search components
In large setups with large volumes of indexed data and numerous concurrent users searching on the data, the Search component might need to be deployed and scaled on separate servers. In these setups, the Search components can reside on separate servers that handle only the search function of the product. For more information about when to scale, see Indicators for scaling.
In a multiple-server deployment, the Search component sends search requests to the Indexer. The Indexer performs actual searches on the indexes, which are then rolled back in the form of search results. Scaling the Search component helps you distribute the searching load across multiple instances, which in turn helps you search large quantities of data.
While deploying multiple Search components in your environment, ensure that all the Search components are operating in the same time zone. Doing this is important for scheduling notifications correctly.
This topic contains the following information:
The following diagram illustrates the scale-out architecture for Search components. This diagram only shows the Search component scaled. In a real environment, when you scale up the Search component, you might have Collection Stations and Indexers scaled up.
The following table lists definitions of abbreviations and terminology used in the preceding diagram:
TrueSight IT Data Analytics server, a combination of the following components:
|Remedy Single Sign-On|
User-authentication mechanism necessary for integrating with TrueSight Presentation Server.
|Deploying IT Data Analytics with Remedy Single Sign-On|
|Configuration DB||Configuration Database component|
ProactiveNet or TrueSight Infrastructure Management.
ProactiveNet or TrueSight Infrastructure Management remote cells.
TrueSight Presentation Server
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
|Collection Data Sources|
Data sources (such as log files and Windows events) for monitoring using Collection Station or Collection Agents
|Ports||Port numbers used for communicating between components and external systems||Communication ports and protocols|
TLS 1.2 is supported on all the communication channels marked in green. In some cases, TLS needs to be manually configured.
Deploying search components in a HA mode
The IT Data Analytics Administrator can deploy multiple search components on different machines. No additional configuration is required to set up the search components in an HA mode. Follow these simple instructions:
- For setting up an HA configuration, repeat the same process and deploy it on different machines.
- Ensure that at least one search component is up and running for the search queries to be executed correctly.
- You must update the configurations of all the search components in all the search config files uniformly to reflect the settings when you restart. For more information, see
Where to go from here
To deploy multiple Search components, you need to first install them. For more information, see Installing in a multiple-server environment.
If you initially installed the product by performing a typical installation and want to scale the product on additional servers, then you need to make certain configuration changes. For more information, see