By default, in Sitefinity CMS search indexes are generated and stored locally using Lucene.net search service. If your project resides on a cloud storage, you can use alternative search index generation and storage on external services - in the cloud on Azure Search or an external Elasticsearch server.
To use Azure Search for Sitefinity's search indexes:
NOTE: Keep in mind that you need to enter only the name of the search service and not the whole URL. For example, if the URL is https://test.search.windows.net, you need to enter just test as search service name.
NOTE: To communicate with Azure Search's RESTful API, Sitefinity CMS uses a customized implementation of the open library RedDog.Search.
PREREQUISITES: You must use Elasticsearch server version 1.2 and higher. Versions from 2.0 and higher are not supported.
To use an Elasticsearch server for Sitefinity's search indexes:
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