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Solr features a Web interface that makes it easy for Solr administrators and programmers to view Solr configuration details, run queries and analyze document fields in order to fine-tune a Solr configuration and access online documentation and other help.

Accessing the URL http://hostname:8983/solr/ will show the main dashboard, which is divided into two parts.

A left-side of the screen is a menu under the Solr logo that provides the navigation through the screens of the UI. The first set of links are for system-level information and configuration and provide access to Logging, Collection/Core Administration and Java Properties, among other things. At the end of this information is at least one pulldown listing Solr cores configured for this instance. On SolrCloud nodes, an additional pulldown list shows all collections in this cluster.  Clicking on a collection or core name shows secondary menus of information for the specified collection or core, such as a Schema Browser, Config Files, Plugins & Statistics, and an ability to perform Queries on indexed data.

The center of the screen shows the detail of the option selected. This may include a sub-navigation for the option or text or graphical representation of the requested data. See the sections in this guide for each screen for more details.

Under the covers, the Solr Admin UI re-uses the same HTTP APIs available to all clients to access Solr-related data to drive an external interface.

The path to the Solr Admin UI given above is http://hostname:port/solr, which redirects to http://hostname:port/solr/#/ in the current version. A convenience redirect is also supported, so simply accessing the Admin UI at http://hostname:port/ will also redirect to http://hostname:port/solr/#/.

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  1. There is a warning box on this page about not using Safari on a Mac with the Admin UI, but I do, and it displays schema.xml just fine, with syntax highlighting, at http://localhost:8983/solr/#/collection1/schema. Maybe the Admin UI has addressed this problem, or maybe Safari has fixed the raw XML display problem? I have a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8.4, including Safari 6.0.5.

    1. I removed the warning box.

    2. FYI, Safari v5.1, bundled with Mac OS X Lion v10.7, introduced "formatted XML" rendering, as noted in Wikipedia's Safari version history page.