Configuring index host nodes from the user interface

In a multinode cluster system, the index files required for search can be hosted on one or more nodes. To add or remove an index host node interactively, complete the following steps.

You must have the pxAccessSearchLP privilege to access the Search landing page.
Note: You cannot edit index host nodes on Cloud deployements.
  1. Click Designer Studio > System > Settings > Search.
  2. In the Settings section, click Add Node below the list of nodes to add a node or click the X icon to the right of the node to remove it.
  3. Enter the following information for a new index node:
    • Host Node ID – The ID of a node on which the search index files will be stored. You can look up valid node IDs on the Designer Studio > System > Operations > Cluster Management page.
    • File Directory– The absolute file path to the directory on the node in which the search index files will be stored. If no value is specified, Pega Platform writes index files to a subdirectory of the PegaRULES temporary directory PegaSearchIndex.
  4. Click Save Settings.
  5. If you add a host node, wait until the new node is displayed with Node Status equal to online before configuring additional nodes. Click Refresh to refresh the display.