In the previous post I shared how you create Coveo for Sitecore variant docker images. In this post i’ll share some tips when running Coveo for Sitecore in a Container how to configure and persist your trial organization details.Continue reading
Build Coveo for Sitecore Docker image variants
I’ve been developing with Sitecore on Docker for almost a year now… WOW time flies when you are having fun! While the Sitecore Docker image repo is awesome and provides a range of Sitecore variants, you will probably discover the need for additional image variants, depending on your project. As you often require additional modules to be installed as your base Sitecore install, like the Coveo for Sitecore module! Rather than your team having to install this module manually when they docker compose up, it would much quicker and easier they have a variant image they can use with it already installed. In this post, I will show you how to can build a docker image variant for Coveo for Sitecore v5 using the Sitecore 9.3 images.Continue reading
Troubleshooting Coveo for Sitecore
I ran into an indexing issue a while back with Coveo for Sitecore which involved a bit of troubleshooting. When you are working with a platform like Coveo its not always obvious where to start troubleshooting. In this post, I’ll provide some practical steps to help you troubleshoot issues you might run into and get you unstuck and back doing fun stuff with Coveo and Sitecore. Continue reading
Up and Running Quickly with Coveo for Sitecore Cloud
In this post, I’ll run through how you can get up and running quickly and easily with Coveo For Sitecore v4.1 Cloud Edition using Sitecore 8.2 update 5 as it is fully supported by Coveo. Coveo is planning to support Sitecore 9 in their next release, expected for release at the end of January – so keep an eye out for that. I’ll also take a quick peek at the Hive framework and provide some pointers on useful information and where you can go for additional help. Continue reading
Benefits of Coveo Cloud vs On-Premise
I was recently asked by a client about the benefits of Coveo Cloud vs On-premise. So back in 2016 Coveo released of Coveo For Sitecore v4 which coincided with the release of Coveo Cloud v2, this now provided the option of hosting your Coveo for Sitecore index in the cloud as well as on-premise.
Hosting your index in the cloud has some obvious benefits:
- Speed – developers can be up and running with an index in the cloud in 30 minutes or less.
- Reduced Infrastructure – you don’t need to procure additional servers for hosting your Coveo indexes across all your various environments.
- Easier – A Cloud installation of Coveo for Sitecore is easier to maintain than an On-Premises one, as mirrors and redundancy are handled by the Cloud platform.
- Availability – Cloud architecture is distributed across multiple availability zones and geographical regions for data resiliency and high availability.
- Scalability – Coveo Cloud solutions are constantly monitored for performance, and measured against performance thresholds and target response times. Built on dynamic processing power environments and thanks to its scalable architecture, Coveo Cloud is able to seamlessly scale computing systems to maintain optimal user experience.
How to Backup and Restore your Coveo CES Index Configuration
There have been several occasions when I have had to copy a Coveo index from one environment to another. From standing up and lower Test environment or helping onboard a developer setup a local instance. It is also recommended you take regular backups of your CES config files, as you can rebuild the entire index from a restored copy of the config, should your index ever become corrupt.