Last updated May 16, 2019

Solr compartmentalizes itself into cores. Each Solr core has its own directory, configuration, and set of search data. While a core can be thought of as an "index", it is much more.

In this tutorial, we'll:

  • Identify the difference between a Solr Core and an "index"
  • List the various ways a Core can be created
  • Explain why Search API needs a custom core configuration