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Verify successful installation (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

This article describes some procedures that you can use to verify that the system is set up correctly.

note Note:

All procedures are optional.

In this article:

Verify that all services are running

On each server in the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm:

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  3. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell.

  4. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    nctrl status
    
  5. Verify that all services have the status running.

Feed and query test documents

Verify that you can feed a document and do a search that returns that document. This task can be divided in two parts:

By testing feeding and searching in this two-step process, you can narrow down any potential problems. If the first step fails, but the second step succeeds, there is a problem with the integration between SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. If the second step fails, the installation or configuration of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is incorrect.

Test integration between FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint and SharePoint Server

After you completed the steps in Create and set up the Content SSA, a Content SSA with a content source should have been created and some items should have been crawled.

  1. Verify that documents have been fed to FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint:

    1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

    2. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

    3. Right click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell and select Run as administrator.

    4. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

      Get-FASTSearchContentCollection -Name "sp"
      
  2. Verify that one or more documents are displayed in the search result from the FAST Search Center site:

    1. Open the FAST Search Center site that you created, and do a search for the documents that you fed to FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

    2. Verify that one or more of the documents that you fed to FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint are returned in the search results.

Test feeding and searching on FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

Follow these steps on a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint server that has the query processing component (query role in the deployment.xml file). By default, single server deployments have this component. Refer to deployment.xml reference for more information.

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  3. Right click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell and select Run as administrator.

  4. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command to feed a single document:

    Docpush -c sp <filename>
    

    Where <filename> is the full path to a test document that can be indexed by FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Use any text document, Office document or HTML document.

  5. Verify that the document or documents were indexed correctly, by running the following command:

    Get-FASTSearchContentCollection -name "sp"
    
  6. Open a browser on the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint server that has the query processing component and go to the page: http://localhost:<baseport + 280>.

    The baseport is the base TCP/IP port for the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm. In a default deployment, the base port is 13000. Replace <baseport + 280> with the actual port number.

    note Note:

    This is a test search page that is only accessible via localhost on the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint server that has the query processing component.

  7. In the FQL Query field, type a word that you know exists in the document(s) that you previously fed. Click Search.

  8. Verify that the XML test result page returns an item (document) that contains the content of your test document.

  9. To remove all the documents that you added, run the following command:

    Clear-FASTSearchContentCollection –name "sp"
    
    Warning Warning:

    This command will erase the content index. Be careful not to use this command in a production environment unless you are sure that the content collection should be deleted.

Check the Event Log

  1. On the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint administration server, open the Event Log.

  2. Browse to Applications and Services Logs and FAST Search Farm.

  3. Verify that no error messages are displayed.

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