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About configuration files (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint uses XML configuration files to control operations in several functional areas.

Using FAST Search for SharePoint configuration files

Many FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint operations are controlled by XML configuration files which hold specifications for Web crawlers, content connectors, the monitoring service, and logging. Many configuration files are supplied with default values, serving as templates for your site-specific needs.

note Note:

To modify the configuration files, 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.

Categories of configuration files

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint configuration files control these functional areas.

Functional Area Configuration File/Item Processing Stage Usage

General administration

deployment.xml

Outline the topology of your FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint installation that includes all the nodes/servers in a deployment, and the distribution of components.

beconfig.xml

Configure options for the browser engine component in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

user_converter_rules.xml

Register a third-party IFilter with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

Monitoring service

monitoringservice.xml

Configure WMI classes and performance counters published by the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint monitoring service.

FAST Search Web crawler

crawlerglobaldefaults.xml

Use this template file to specify options for the FAST Search Web crawler that apply to all crawl collections (DNS, content submission, duplicate detection, etc.).

crawlercollectiondefaults.xml

Use the parameters in this file to create or update one specific crawl collection. This configuration file controls the FAST Search Web crawler behavior, content gathering, content processing, and storage.

Connectors

jdbctemplate.xml

Use this template file to configure and crawl JDBC content with the FAST Search database connector.

lotusnotestemplate.xml

Use this template file to configure the FAST Search Lotus Notes content connector.

lotusnotessecuritytemplate.xml

Use this template file to configure the FAST Search Lotus Notes user directory connector.

cctklog4j.xml

Control the logs (console logs, file logs, network logger) created by the FAST Search database connector and the FAST Search Lotus Notes connector.

Item processing pipeline

pipelineextensibility.xml

Run external commands from the item processing pipeline to extract additional information from crawled documents. Typical uses include sentiment analysis, taxonomy classification, or other kinds of text analysis.

optionalprocessing.xml

Enable and disable optional processing stages in the item processing pipeline.

xmlmapper.xml

Extract and transform specific parts of crawled XML items.

OffensiveContentFilter (item processing stage) reference

Filter out items from the item processing pipeline according to their offensive content scores. Enabled and disabled as an optional processing stage.

Logging

loggerconfig.xml

Configure routing and filtering of log messages sent from FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint components. Configure the first step for how FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint processes output log messages.

logserverconfig.xml

Configure routing and filtering of log messages sent from FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint components. Configure the last two steps for the local and main log servers.

note Note:

Modifying other configuration files than those listed in this table is not supported and could lead to system inconsistencies during re-configuration and software updates.

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