Tuning Apache Solr

Michael Sun explains how to optimize Apache Solr’s memory usage:

For Oracle JDK 8, both CMS and G1 GC are supported. As rule of thumb, if the heap size is less than 28G, CMS works well. Otherwise G1 is a better choice. If you choose G1, there are more details about G1 configuration in the part 2 of this blog. You can also find helpful guidance in Oracle’s G1 tuning guide.

Meanwhile it’s always a good idea to enable GC logging. The overhead of GC logging is trivial but it gives us a better understanding how the JVM uses memory under the hood. This information is essential in GC troubleshooting. Here is an example of GC logging settings.

There’s some good administrative assistance, but also tips on more efficient querying.

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