I have been troubleshooting an issue with the Search Service Application in our SharePoint 2013 environment, and not having much luck with finding a solution. I'm trying to avoid rebuilding the SSA if at all possible.
these are the errors:
Search application 'a8af725e-5b01-4461-93c7-b47f45fc33ce-crawl-0' appears to be malfunctioning and will be reinitialized. Gatherer\CSS connector failed to connect to CSS net.tcp://sp-app01/5D77E4/ContentProcessingComponent1/ContentSubmissionServices/content
Our Server Configuration:
2 WFE's (4 CPU/16gb RAM)
1 Search/Application (Another VM is being provisioned for handling the Search Role) (4 CPU/16gb RAM)
1 SQL Server (4 CPU/16gb RAM)