15.2.8. Procedure – Starting the external indexer

Purpose: 

When you have configured the external indexer, and added all decryption keys, you can start running the service.

Steps: 

  1. Start the indexer service using the following command.

    • On Red Hat or CentOS 6.5:

      service external-indexer start
    • On Red Hat or CentOS 7:

      systemctl start external-indexer.service
  2. Verify that the indexer service is running. Execute the ps aux command. In the output, you should see a workercontroller and one or more indexerworker processes. The number of the indexerworker processes should be the same number you set for the number_of_workers key of the /opt/external-indexer/etc/indexer/indexerworker.cfg file.

  3. Verify the indexer-certs.cfg configuration file.

    Check the system logs of the host of the external indexer. The "Error loading key store" log indicates that there was a problem with the indexer-certs.cfg configuration file.

  4. Verify that the indexer host is displayed in the list of indexers on the Indexer > Indexer status page of the PSM web interface.