Manage the search topology in SharePoint Server 2013
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09
Summary: Learn how to manage search components to scale out the search topology in SharePoint 2013.
The following articles on TechNet provide information about how you manage search components in SharePoint 2013.
Before you change the search topology, you must define, install and configure the required application servers and database servers that you want to use for search.
For information about planning an initial enterprise search architecture, see Plan enterprise search architecture in SharePoint Server 2013. To learn which approach to use to scale enterprise search architecture, see Scale enterprise search in SharePoint Server 2013.
For example farm architectures and search topologies for internet sites, see the technical diagrams Internet sites search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013 and Search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013. You can also find these diagrams in the Search section in Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013. Scale search for Internet Sites in SharePoint Server 2013 gives guidance on scaling out search topology for Internet sites.
The following articles about managing the search topology in SharePoint 2013 are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.
Learn how to change from the default search topology with an empty search index to a new search topology using Windows PowerShell.
Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to manage search components in an existing search topology that has content in the search index. Use these procedures to scale out or scale down the search topology of the Search service application.
Learn how and when to use Windows PowerShell to scale out the search index by adding an index component to create an additional index replica or index partition.
Learn why the Search service application is paused and what you can do to resume it.