Administer WebSphere Commerce Search

For a fully functioning WebSphere Commerce Search implementation, we must understand and complete the search administration tasks, which include search index management and ongoing maintenance.

The Search index lifecycle

The day to day tasks of managing WebSphere Commerce search are described in the following sections. This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for maintaining WebSphere Commerce search.

WebSphere Commerce Search documentation
Concept Details and audience Subtopics and tasks
Understanding the WebSphere Commerce Search index lifecycle The search index lifecycle includes tasks that system administrators perform after WebSphere Commerce search is deployed. Examples include building, replicating, and propagating the search index; backing up and restoring the search index; and monitoring indexing activities across different search servers.

Best practices for Search Follow best practices to ensure that the WebSphere Commerce Search implementation works efficiently. Best practices include specific roles, such as site developers, administrators, and business users. Topics that are covered include how to use workspaces, managing user sessions, index locking, and debugging.

Tracing and logging in WebSphere Commerce Search To maintain WebSphere Commerce Search at optimum efficiency, you need accurate and timely information about the performance of the system. We can use the WebSphere Commerce Search administration logger to check logging information throughout the WebSphere Commerce Search lifecycle. This section describes how to enable tracing, how to use it, and describes the log's exit codes and what they mean.

Related concepts
Product overview: WebSphere Commerce Search
WebSphere Commerce Search performance tuning