Getting Started

These topics explain how to get started with Fusion:

Quick start

For a quick Fusion installation on your Unix host:

  1. Download Fusion.

  2. tar -xf fusion-3.1.x.tar.gz

  3. fusion/3.1.x/bin/fusion start

  4. Go to http://localhost:8764/.

    The first time you log in, Fusion automatically launches the Quickstart interface:

    Quickstart 0

  5. Click Continue.

    On the Storing Data screen, you can select or create a collection for your quickstart data. A collection called "default" is created automatically for you to use:

    Quickstart 1

  6. Click Continue.

    On the Getting Data In screen, you can either select one of the built-in sample datasets or click Use my data to upload your own:

    Quickstart 2

  7. Click Continue.

    On the Getting Data Out screen, you can see all search results and enter your own search queries to test the indexed dataset. You can also select the display fields or view the parsed documents:

    Quickstart 3

  8. Click Continue.

    On the Faceted Search screen, you can select field to use as search facets, then experiment with the search results:

    Quickstart 4

  9. Click Continue.

    From here, you can open the Index Workbench to modify the index pipeline, or open the Query Workbench to modify the query pipeline. The workbenches are essentials tools in the Fusion workflow.

At any time, you can open the Quickstart interface by navigating to the Launcher (described below) and clicking Try the Quickstart. It provides a simple way to quickly ingest a dataset before refining the index or query pipelines.

Workflow contexts

Whenever you log in to Fusion (and it’s not the first login), the Launcher lets you choose a context for your workflow:


  • The Search context provides all the tools you need to get your data into Fusion and develop a search-ready back end for your application.

  • The Analytics context gives you access to Fusion’s dashboard application, where you can customize your view into system metrics and search activity.

  • Use the Devops context to administrate and monitor the Fusion system.