Finding the threshold for SharePoint 2013 crawler “Transaction Waiting”

During my presentation at Ignite 2015 I described monitoring for the SharePoint Crawler data point “Transaction Waiting”, also known as from the crawler health report “Crawler Load”. This blog is about how to find the threshold number “N” from a baseline in your environment. From MS Ignite 2015:   First we have to explain what…


Shameless Self-Promotion: Presenting at Microsoft Ignite 2015

If you are coming to Ignite this year and want to know more about Search in SharePoint 2013, come see Brian Pendergrass and I Tuesday @9am! Effective Search Deployment and Operations in SharePoint Server 2013   We will cover some architecture best practices, detailed look at query flows and the indexer. Most of the focus…


SharePoint 2013 On-Prem AntiVirus exceptions and IP Offloading

Support has been seeing a spike in strange issues that have no direct ULS logs associated with the issues such as indexer performance or indexers out of sync or crawler performance slowdowns. I would like to just put some information out there for the first steps to review on your Search farm if you are…


SharePoint 2013 noderunner.exe process information

At just about every customer I speak with I always get asked this same question, also after my recent SharePoint 2014 conference presentation I got asked the same question multiple times. Question: How do I find out which Search component under noderunner.exe is taking up all my (CPU|Memory)? Usually after seeing this slide or something…


SharePoint 2013 Crawler Troubleshooting Concepts

SharePoint 2013 Crawler Troubleshooting Concepts Hello, in my years of IT and tech work I have come across many smart people in the field, some amazing system gurus and some coding ninjas, the best of which had a good one basic foundation, a solid grasp of troubleshooting concepts. If you take a step back and…