Anyways... clone and try out the Docker image from https://github.com/pbering/solrwin.
It also works with Sitecore 9.0.0 and 9.0.1 (where Solr now is the default search engine) and you can install the default cores using the Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF). The installed cores are persisted between restarts using volume mounts.
To use with SIF you need to copy the default "sitecore-solr.json" configuration and in that:
- Remove the "StopSolr" and "StartSolr" tasks.
- Change the variable "Solr.Server" value to "[variable('Solr.FullRoot')]"
Then you can install the Solr cores with
Path = "PATH-TO-SITECORE-SOLR.JSON-COPY"
SolrUrl = "https://solr:8983"
SolrRoot = "PATH-TO-CLONE-DIR/data/solrhome"
SolrService = "void"
CorePrefix = "my-prefix"
As always, enjoy!
Article originally published on Invoke Command Blog: Solrwin, Solr in a Windows container with SSL