The Solr 4 reference guide is now live in the Lucidworks and SearchHub Documentation Center.

New topics covered include:

  • Major changes from Solr 3 to Solr 4: Important things to consider before migrating your configurations and indexes.
  • SolrCloud: Everything you need to know to set up a highly available, fault tolerant cluster of Solr servers.

The Reference Guide still includes the basics of getting started and best practices for optimizing your Solr instance:

  • Getting Started: Installing Solr and getting it running for the first time.
  • Using the Solr Admin Web Interface: How to use the built-in UI.
  • Documents, Fields, and Schema Design: Designing the index for optimal retrieval.
  • Understanding Analyzers, Tokenizers, and Filters: Setting up Solr to handle your content.
  • Indexing and Basic Data Operations: Indexing your content.
  • Searching: Ways to improve the search experience for your users.
  • The Well Configured Solr Instance: Optimal settings to keep the system running smoothly.
  • Managing Solr: Web containers, logging and backups.
  • Scaling and Distribution: Best practices for increasing system capacity.
  • Client APIs: Clients that can be used to provide search interfaces for users.

Go to the Solr 4.0 Reference Guide

PDFs of this and older versions are also available here.