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Search Topology Issues

IMO, You need to try one more time on changing the Search Topology. The following list provides an overview of the tasks involved to change from the default search topology, without any content in ...
John Zachariah's user avatar
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Central Admin SharePoint 2016 install

As a short answer: The server that hosts Central Administration in the farm is the Application Server. Details Front-end web server role The fundamental role of a front-end web server is to host ...
Mohamed El-Qassas MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint version storage

It depends on the SharePoint version. If you are using SharePoint 2010 or older then SharePoint stores a copy of a document every time a new version is created. I.e. a document of 10MB with 10 ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint 2016 Search Topology with Minrole

True! When you created a farm using minrole, your search severs will run the following (search) services: Search Administration Web Service Search Host Controller Service Search Query and Site ...
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Create new Index Component and add it to a clone topology?

I had the exact same issue as you described where the index component was broken after an Index Reset. I was ready to roll my sleeves up and work through your detailed steps (thank you by the way) ...
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Is it the best practice to run user profile service in WFE servers and search with user profile service?

You need "Application with Search" MinRole for your app servers or custom role otherwise your server will Non-Compliant and for the WFE you need "Front-end with Distributed Cache" otherwise your wfe ...
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Application Discovery and Load Balancer Duties

No Topology service will not handle end user requests. It only handle the services. read this blog for more explanation on it: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/besidethepoint/2011/02/19/how-i-learned-...
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Search Topology Issues

A big shout out to everyone that helped, here is what resolved this issue. A Few Quick Note: When you provision Search or a new Topology, it takes a few minutes for things to get up and running. ...
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No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

When topology health start to look bad, and restarting servers doesn't help, I usually end up building a clone of the active failing one. You should try it in your acceptance test environment before ...
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