This year, my talk at Sitecore Symposium was an introduction to deploying Solr for production use. It covered why you want SolrCloud, what you need to plan for it, and how you can go about installing it. Enough for a beginner to get from a blank Windows Server to running SolrCloud, and Sitecore configured to match.
If you missed my talk, or if you saw it and want to study it further, then you are in luck!
After many years, I’ve finally decided to start moving off WordPress and onto a blog I host myself. This post is now available at “https://blog.jermdavis.dev/posts/2019/symposium-slides-o-solr-mio“. Eventually this version will be retired so please update links on any sites you control, to avoid 404s in the future.
You can download my deck, complete with a transcription of the text here:
The presentation mentions a scripting library to help with SolrCloud installs. You can find that here: