As part of the start script development work
SOLR-3617, example restructuring SOLR-3619, and the overall curb appeal work SOLR-4430, I'd like to have an option on the SystemInfoHandler that gives a shorter, well formatted JSON synopsis of essential information. I know "essential" is vague but right now using curl to http://host:port/solr/admin/info/system?wt=json gives too much information when I just want a synopsis of a Solr server.
Maybe something like &overview=true?
Result would be:
Now of course, one may argue all this information can be easily parsed from the JSON but consider cross-platform command-line tools that don't have immediate access to a JSON parser, such as the bin/solr start script.