15.2.11. Managing the indexers

The indexers that run on an external host send log messages into the standard syslog of the external host. These log messages are not visible on PSM.

The indexers use the standard init.d framework of the host. You can restart the indexer processes using the /etc/init.d/indexerworker restart command, and the entire indexer service using the /etc/init.d/external-indexer restart command. Note that restarting the indexer service automatically restarts the worker processes as well.

The hosts that are running indexers should be visible in the list of indexers on the Indexer > Indexer status page of the PSM web interface.