Lists the specified or all search host controllers in the farm.


   [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
   [-SearchServiceInstance <SearchServiceInstancePipeBind>]


This cmdlet lists the specified or all SearchHostControllers in the farm. The SearchHostController is related to the SearchServiceInstance, where the SearchHostController manages the search components that run on a server, and maintains a local repository for linguistic dictionaries. The search components retrieve the linguistic dictionaries from the PrimaryHostController.

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This example retrieves a list of all HostControllers in the farm with their status (primary/secondary) and repository version.

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PS C:\>$ssi = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Local
PS C:\>Get-SPEnterpriseSearchHostController -SearchServiceInstance $ssi

This example retrieves the status information for the SearchHostController on the local server.

Optional Parameters


Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

The Search Service instance of the server from where the SearchHostController object is returned.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016