Sitecore 9.2 Installation

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I have published couple of blog posts recently to help you installing latest and greatest version of Sitecore – 9.2. Latest as of writing this post of course 🙂

This post will help you with orientation in what and in which order to install.

 

1. Solr

Before installing Sitecore 9.2, you need to have Solr 7.5 installed on your machine. Just follow my post and you will find there PowerShell script to do it for you without manual interventions in just couple of seconds.

 

2. Installing Sitecore 9.2

With Sitecore 9.2, you have now 2 options to install it on your local dev machine:

  1. Using Sitecore Install Assistant (SIA) – New installation option coming with Sitecore 9.2. It is GUI that helps you through wizard set couple of values like Solr URL, port, SQL Server connection values and then install Sitecore. This is more suitable for non-technical users. Follow my blog post to do it this way or just take a look how it looks like -> Installing Sitecore 9.2 using new Sitecore Install Assistant (SIA)
  2. Using Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) which is used to install Sitecore since version 9. Follow my blog post to do it this way -> Sitecore 9.2 Initial Release Installation Guide for Development Machine

If you want to set installation directory and not to use default one with the second option, follow great blog post by Viet Hoang -> https://buoctrenmay.com/2019/07/23/sitecore-xp-9-2-initial-release-playing-around-with-custom-install-directory/

 

3. Installing SXA 1.9

Those who also want to install SXA on top of Sitecore (hopefully most of you :-), follow my last blog post in these series -> Sitecore SXA 1.9 Installation Guide for Development Machine

 

Conclusion

My first impression after installing and running of Sitecore 9.2 are great. First load seems the fastest out of all Sitecore 9 versions so far. Also the responsiveness of Sitecore interface was improved significantly. Let’s spend some time playing with and discovering this new version and it’s features. You can expect some upcoming posts with my impressions!

Rock and roll!

 

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for this informative post! Do you know of any guidance on deploying 9.2 with multiple servers, such as two CD’s load-balanced, a CM and a separate DB server? Also, in a multi-server situa would you recommend a stand-alone solr server? Thanks!

    1. Thanks! I would start with “Installation Guide for the XP Scaled topology” which can be found on Download page https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_Experience_Platform/92/Sitecore_Experience_Platform_92_Initial_Release.aspx . I would definitely recommend having Solr server as standalone. Better option would be definitely to have Solr farm created using Zookeeper or maybe using SearchStax so you don’t need to manage so many things… Having only one Solr server is big risk in production environment as if it goes down, Sitecore will not work properly and of course also site. Don’t know your solution but many sites built on Sitecore heavily depend on data stored in Solr indexes not to do the roundtrip to SC dbs all the time. Searching in index is much faster of course…

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