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Search Searver 2010 - scaling farm topology

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I am trying to make sure I fully understand how to scale out my small search server 2010 farm topology.

I understand that in 2010 a server is generic and flexible, providing any number of services and is not role specific (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/sharepoint2010setup/thread/A3CA629C-C006-4002-AACF-74FDBFD6F06D)

I have reviewed Microsoft's various Sharepoint Search 2010 PDF documentation for planning search deployments.

I seem to be confused on probably the easiest part of all this. 

Here is my server architecture I would like to implement (typical small farm architecture):

- app-msss-3 query server, WFE, index partition 1, query component 1m
- app-msss-2 query server, WFE, index partition 1, query component 1
- app-msss-1 crawl server, hosts CA
- app-db (contains search DB instance)

Here are the steps I performed.

1. Install Search Server 2010 on app-msss-1 (farm install, complete), create farm
2. Setup CA and search center on app-msss-1
3. Install Search Server 2010 on app-msss-2 (farm install, complete), join existing farm 
4. Add index partition to app-msss-2

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I have gone through the microsoft site for information but could not get what actualy it want to say.

What does following statement means, please explain with example:

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  • Add or remove a query component
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