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searchinfo.exe reference (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010
 

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-14

Use the searchinfo command-line tool to retrieve information for the query matching and query dispatching components in a Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm.

The command-line tool retrieves the status information from the search controller component on the servers that has query matching and query dispatching components.

You also find a query dispatching component on the servers that has the query role in the deployment file (deployment.xml).

noteNote
To use a command-line tool, verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\searchinfo [options] <command>


Where:

  • <FASTSearchFolder> is the path of the folder where you have installed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, for example C:\FASTSearch.

 

Option (and short name) Default Value Description

-a

<none>

Runs the commands for all search controllers in the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm.

noteNote
If you do not use this option, and do not specify a row or column, the command will return status information for the search controller on index column 0 and search row 0.

--help (-h)

<none>

Displays help.

--version (-v)

<none>

Displays version information.

--clustername

webcluster

This option is not used. Do not set to another value than the default value.

--subsystem

indexing

This option is not used. Do not set to another value than the default value.

--column=

0

Request information for a specific index column.

Set this option without specifying a row option to run the command on all query matching servers in the specified index column.

To find a column identifier, use the command indexerinfo -a status or look up the column number for the indexer servers in the deployment.xml configuration file.

--row=

0

Request information for a specific indexer row. Row 0 is the primary indexer.

Set this option without specifying a column option to run the command on all query matching servers in the specified indexer row.

To find a row identifier, use the command indexerinfo -a status or look up the row number for the indexer servers in the deployment.xml configuration file.

 

Command Description

status

Retrieves a status report from the search node(s) in XML format.

The XML status report displays the status for all servers that have the query matching or query dispatching role. For details on the XML status report syntax, see searchinfo XML status report syntax (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

tipTip
You can get a similar XML status report about indexing status from the indexerinfo tool.

To retrieve an XML status report from all search controllers in the system, run the following command in a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell:

searchinfo -a status

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