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Installing CES Mirror Components

When your selected Coveo server topology includes one or more Mirror server (see About Mirror Servers), you must install the Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) mirror components on each Mirror server.

Note: By default, the remote converter components are also installed with the mirror components. You can therefore also use a Mirror server to take over the documents conversion process and reduce the load on Master server.

To install CES on a Mirror server

  1. Ensure that a master index is already installed on a Coveo Master server.

  2. Ensure that your Coveo software license that includes a Mirror.

    The license is only validated on the Master server but must include the option allowing the Master server to send index data updates to the Mirror server (see What Information Is Displayed in the License Page?).

  3. Ensure that the hardware of the server you want to use as a Mirror server meets the Coveo system requirements. In particular, ensure to install the recommended dedicated disk(s) for the index (see Coveo Platform Hardware and Software Requirements).

  4. Using an administrator account, connect to the server on which you want to install the CES Mirror components.

  5. Locate and run the same CES installer that you downloaded and used for the Master server. The Mirror and Master servers must run the same CES major.minor.build version.

    Example: When CES 7.0.4772 is installed on the Master server, on a 64-bit server, use the Coveo Enterprise Search 7.0 x64 (4772).exe installer.

    Note: You can download the latest version of Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) from the Coveo Product Updates page.

  6. When a Coveo Enterprise Search 7 Setup dialog box as shown below appears, click Install to install the other components that CES also needs.

    Note: The Microsoft components are installed through the Internet. When the installer does not have access to the Internet, prerequisite installations will fail. You must then install the components manually and restart the CES installer.

  7. In the Welcome to Coveo Enterprise Search 7.0 screen of the installer, click Next.

  8. In the License Agreement screen, read the license terms, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.

  9. In the first Select Setup Type screen, click Advanced.

  10. In the second Select Setup Type screen, select Mirror and Remote Converter, and then click Next.

  11. In the Configuration screen, click Configure next to Account used to access the files to index.

  12. In the Service Logon Account screen, select the account that CES uses to run its service (see About the CES Service Logon Account):

    In the Username, Password, and Domain boxes, enter the credentials of the account that the Coveo Master server uses for the CES service, and then click OK.

    Note: All Coveo Master and Mirror servers must use the same logon account.

  13. Back in the Configuration screen, when you need to change the Mirror server name and/or the default port used by the CES service (52800), click Configure next to Name of the mirror.

    In the Mirror Configuration screen:

    1. The server host name appears by default in the Mirror name box. You can enter another name. The name must include only alphanumeric characters, a dash (-) or a dot (.), no spaces or other special characters.

    2. In the Port box, type the desired port (see About the CES Service Port).

      Example: If this server is also a CES 6 Mirror server that already uses port 52800, you need to change the port so that the two CES instances can reside on the same server. You can use port 52801.

    3. Click OK.

  14. Back in the Configuration screen, click Next.

  15. In the Installing the program screen, click Install.

    A screen showing the installation progress bar appears.

  16. In the installer Installation Successful screen, click Finish.

    CES 7.0.8996+ (June 2017) The Coveo Diagnostic Tool Setup Wizard is automatically launched after a Coveo Enterprise Search installation or update (see Installing the Coveo Diagnostic Tool).

What's Next?

You must now configure your Coveo Master server to use this new Mirror server (see Adding a Mirror Server).

You can also configure your Coveo Master server to use this new Mirror server as a Remote Converter server (see Configuring a Remote Converter).

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