Apache Solr

Solr Monitoring

Managing and Monitoring Apache Solr

Apache Solr is an open source full text search platform for the enterprise. It includes real time indexing, dynamic clustering and rich document (e.g. Word, PDF) handling. Solr is designed for scalability and fault tolerance. Instana Solr Monitoring includes metrics about performance, caching, configuration and more.

Solr Monitoring Metrics

The Instana agent automatically detects the presence of Apache Solr and installs the Solr Monitoring sensor, along with the sensors for the JVM and process it is running on. Additionally, monitoring sensors for the OS and Docker, when applicable. This automation reduces the effort required by any operations team members to set up and maintain monitoring. Instana rapidly starts sending Solr performance and configuration data with a minimum of work.

Solr metrics that are tracked include:

  • Average Request Time
  • Request Count
  • Cache Lookup Count
  • Cache Hit Rate

Solr Health Monitoring and Management

Instana tracks the metrics and health signatures of Solr with 1-second granularity, raising an Event within 3 seconds for any performance anomalies. The use of Machine Learning and pattern detection, together with a curated Knowledge Base, makes Instana different from other monitoring solutions. The intelligence is built in, so there is no need to spend time creating and maintaining numerous health rules to trigger alerts.

Tracing Solr Configuration Changes

Instana detects configuration changes, tacking them onto the real-time timeline. This allows users to see how changes to configuration affect application performance.

Solr Performance Management Installation

Ready to improve your Solr performance? get started with Instana’s Solr Management documentation to learn how to install, configure and use Instana Solr Monitoring.

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