We will discontinue support for Solr 4 as a search solution in Intershop Commerce Management by the end of 2021.
Since 2015, Solr 4 has been included as a search solution in Intershop Commerce Management. We have added SolrCloud support in 2017 and changed the internal standard from Solr 4 to SolrCloud 8 with ICM 18.104.22.168.
Due to security issues within this solution and discontinued support from Apache, we have decided to only support the current version SolrCloud 8. This includes not only many new features and bug fixes, but also a completely different setup.
We have chosen this path for the following reasons:
Following the discontinued support for Solr 4, Intershop will also discontinue the maintenance of the Solr 4 Adapter. This means:
In this case Solr already runs in cloud mode. The greatest efforts have already been made.
Nevertheless, as mentioned above, Apache has already ended support for SolrCloud 7. The corresponding ICM adapter (SolrCloud Search Service Adapter 1) already reached its end of life and will be supported until July 2022.
For this case we also recommend a migration to SolrCloud 8.
If you are still using Solr 4 in your ICM project, we recommend planning a migration to SolrCloud 8. This requires:
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