Apache Solr Search engine for web sites
UPDATE: New post on getting Multicore Solr 3.4 running on Ubuntu 10.04
Been working a lot lately with the Apache Solr project.
This page will cover how to Install and configure all the Drupal 7 modules to an existing Solr 3
These are guides to installing Apache Solr and integrating it with Drupal
With Drupal 7 I was forced to move from Luceen to Apache Solr for my search engine. I found that there are lots of documents on how to do Solr 1.4.1 with Drupal 6 but but with Drupal 7 not so much. I also wanted the added complexity of running mutilple Drupal sites off of one multicore Solr instance for Test and another set of Drupal sites off of another Solr instance with just one Tomcat server for both.
Note this tutorial sets up two seperate solr applications in tomcat, not multi core in one java application.
ApacheSolr for Drupal 6 improves on the out-of-the-box search experience for Drupal users. The easiest way to get Solr running on your Drupal web site is to use the hosted service provided by Acquia; it is way easier than running your own Solr. You simply point your queries to their Solr server and you’re done.