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Setup Overview

Enabling Siebel Search requires setting up a server to act as a Search server. This server will contain both the Siebel Server and the Hummingbird SearchServer. Indices should physically be located on this machine. Searches done from the Web client can be done directly on the URL corresponding to the Search server or through another Siebel Server. In this case, the Siebel Server would pass the search execution request through to the Search server. Administration, performed from the Web client, must be performed on the Search server and not remotely through another Siebel Server. Mobile Web clients have the option of synchronizing the indices from the Search server onto a local machine. In this case, Hummingbird is required to be installed on the Mobile Web client to enable search execution.

Siebel Search can be deployed in a one or a combination of three ways. Figure 1 displays each of these scenarios. An overview of the tasks required to implement each of these search scenarios follows.

Figure 1. Siebel Search Architecture

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Single Server and Web Client. A Search server consists of a Hummingbird installation and a Siebel Server. This server is used to create and administer indices. You must have at least one Search server installation for a Siebel Search rollout to work. This installation scenario is the basis for all others which follow.

Multiple Server and Web Client. A Siebel Server connected to a designated Search Server with a client connector.

In addition to installing Hummingbird and Siebel Server software onto your designated Search Server, you must also do the following:

Mobile Web Client. A mobile client which synchronizes with a Siebel Server to obtain updated search indices.

In addition to installing Hummingbird and Siebel Server software onto your designated Search Server, to deploy mobile client search capability, you must do the following:

 Siebel Search Administration Guide, Version 7.5, Rev A 
 Published: 18 April 2003