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Installation of Solr 6.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04:

Installation of Solr 6.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04:


Step 1: To update your system run following command:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2: Run the Java runtime environment before installing the Solr as it is a Java application.Moreover, the python software properties are also needed to install Java 8.

So, run the following command:

“apt-get install python-software-properties”

After that, run the following command:

“add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/Java”

And update the system by running the following command:


sudo apt-get update” Through the following command, install the latest version:


“apt-get install oracle-java8-installer”And then Press Y to continue.

You must agree to the license available at http://java.com/license if you want to use Oracle JDK, clicking on the OK button.

After this proceed to the next step.


Step 3:  Install the solr application

Run the following command

“ cd /tmp

“ wget http://www.us.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/6.6.0/HYPERLINK “http://www.us.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/6.0.1/solr-6.0.1.tgz”solr-6.HYPERLINK “http://www.us.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/6.0.1/solr-6.0.1.tgz”6HYPERLINK “http://www.us.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/6.0.1/solr-6.0.1.tgz”.HYPERLINK “http://www.us.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/6.0.1/solr-6.0.1.tgz”0HYPERLINK “http://www.us.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/6.0.1/solr-6.0.1.tgz”.tgz


Now, run the command given below to extract the service installation file:

“ tar xzf solr-6.6.0.tgz solr-6.6.0/bin/install_solr_service.sh –strip-components=2 “

And install Solr as a service using the script and run following command:

“  solr-6.6.0/bin/install_solr_service.sh solr-6.6.0.tgz ”

Use this command to check the status of the service


“  service solr status ”

Step 4: Creating a Solr search collection

Using Solr, we can create multiple collections. Run the given command, mention the name of the collection, we’re getting started) and specify its configurations.

“su – solr -c “/opt/solr/bin/solr create -c TEST -n data_driven_schema_configs”

* TEST could be replaced by your collection name

Step 5: Use the Solr Web Interface

The Apache Solr is now accessible on the default port, which is 8983. The admin UI should be accessible at http://your_server_ip:8983/solr.

(The port should be allowed by your firewall to run the links)

You will get the screen in the browser as follows:




Enjoy working with Solr, Stay updated with us to know more about the technologies!





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