Enterprise Vault™ Introduction and Planning
- About this guide
- Overview of Enterprise Vault
- How Enterprise Vault works
- About Enterprise Vault indexing
- About Enterprise Vault tasks
- About Enterprise Vault services
- About the Archive Discovery Search Service
- About the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In
- About Enterprise Vault Search
- Enterprise Vault administration
- About reporting and monitoring in Enterprise Vault
- Exchange Server archiving
- About Exchange Server archiving and user mailboxes
- Exchange Server and journal mailbox archiving
- Exchange Public Folder archiving
- File System Archiving
- Archiving Microsoft SharePoint servers
- Domino mailbox archiving
- Domino Journal archiving
- SMTP Archiving
- Skype for Business Archiving
- Enterprise Vault Accelerators
- About Compliance Accelerator
- The Compliance Accelerator client application
- About Discovery Accelerator
- Discovery Accelerator client application
- Building in resilience
- About Enterprise Vault and VCS
- About Enterprise Vault and Windows Server Failover Clustering
- About Enterprise Vault building blocks
- Planning component installation
- Where to set up the Enterprise Vault Services and Tasks
- Installation planning for client components
- Planning your archiving strategy
- How to define your archiving policy for user mailboxes
- How to plan the archiving strategy for Exchange public folders
- How to plan settings for retention categories
- How to plan vault stores and partitions
- About Enterprise Vault reports
About Index Server groups
An Index Server is an Enterprise Vault server that has the Enterprise Vault Indexing service installed. An Index Server can be added to an Index Server group, or ungrouped. In Figure: Ungrouped Index Server The Index Server group includes Enterprise Vault servers 4 and 5. Enterprise Vault server 1 is an ungrouped Index Server. An Index Server can only be ungrouped if the server has both the Storage and Indexing services installed.
Index Server groups provide load-balanced indexing services for large or distributed Enterprise Vault environments. In a distributed environment, some Enterprise Vault servers may host Storage services, while others host Indexing services. An example of this environment is shown in Figure: Index Server groups in a distributed environment.
For archives to be indexed, the vault store to which they belong must be associated with an Index Server or an Index Server group. An Index Server creates indexes in index locations, and each Index Server has one or more index locations assigned to it. The Index Servers in a group share the task of indexing the items that are stored in the archives in the vault stores assigned to the group.
You use the Enterprise Vault Administration Console to perform the following tasks:
Create Index Server groups, and add Index Servers to each group.
Assign physical index locations to each Index Server.
Assign each vault store to either a standalone Index Server, or an Index Server group.