The process to access, crawl, retrieve, extract metadata and permissions, index, and
make documents searchable involves Coveo concepts, features, and tools illustrated
in this video using a manufacturing plant analogy.
The Coveo Platform is an information consolidation system composed of front-end and
back-end services. On the back-end, the Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) service builds
and maintains a unified index of contents from several systems and repositories within
your organization. The Coveo administrator uses the Administration Tool to perform CES service related tasks. The CES service
returns query results received from search interfaces.
On the front-end, the search interfaces and other specialized dashboards allow end-users
to efficiently find information. The web-based search interfaces are made available
through Microsoft IIS. The Coveo administrator uses the .NET Interface Editor to configure the .NET search interfaces.
Depending on the size of your Coveo implementation, both front-end and back-end Coveo
services can reside on one server or can be deployed on several servers (see Coveo Scalability Model and Deployment).
This section contains information to help the Coveo administrator install, deploy, configure, manage, optimize, and migrate the Coveo Platform.