Migrating Search cluster in Team Foundation Server

Migrating the Elastic search (ES) cluster to a new machine can come as a requirement for different reasons – AT scale out – The TFS Admin could have initially setup a single AT  with a local ES instance in the same machine and now wants to scale out TFS by adding new load balancer ATs….

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Monitoring Search Indexing Progress and Completion in Team Foundation Server

Search indexing time can vary depending on the Code and Work Item volume under the Collection. In another post here, I had briefly explained the 2 different types of indexing that happens. Bulk Indexing (BI), where the entire code and work item artifacts in all projects/repositories under a Collection are indexed. This is a time…

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Resetting Search Index in Team Foundation Server

Search indexing (Code and Work Item) works in 2 phases: Bulk Indexing (BI) where the entire code and work item artifacts in all projects/repositories under a Collection are indexed. This is a time consuming operation and depends on the size of the artifacts under the collection. Continuous Indexing (CI) which handles all incremental updates to…

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Analyzing Search in Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Search has been part of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) for quite some time now. Code Search was first introduced for On-Premises in Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017 (TFS 2017). It was followed up with the support for Work Item Search in TFS 2017 Update 2. You can check the official blog post and release…

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