Manage FAST Search Server farm topology (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-15

This section describes how to change the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm topology.

In this section:

The following table lists typical FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint performance and availability related tasks with the associated operational procedures:


Task Required steps

Increase indexing capacity to make more content searchable

Increase indexing capacity

Increase query capacity to handle more queries per second or reduce query latency

Increase query capacity

Configure query matching high availability

Increase query capacity

Configure indexing high availability

Manage high availability of the content index

The following figure shows the main topology components for the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm.

FAST Search Server for SharePoint farm topology

FAST Search Server Farm Topology

The search cluster provides the topology for the indexing and query matching components. The following figure shows an example search cluster configuration with two index columns and three rows.

FAST search cluster topology

FAST search cluster architecture