The first search in our Search Central (Enterprise Search) is very slow (in the range 10-20 s). Is this how it should be, any hints for speeding this up?
Give us something we can work with, like:
- Farm topology
- Query topology
- Crawl topology
- Number and size of your index partions
- Number and size of your content sources
In addion to that you could tell us what the search administration reports says. You can find them in the Central Administration -> Monitoring -> View administrative reports -> Search administration reports.
10 to 20 seconds per search?
That is NOT how it should be. Even on slow hardware you should be able to get sub second results.
The first thing to do is check the Query latency reports in Central Admin. Here you will see how long it takes and where your bottle necks are. To improve search time there are several things you can do with SharePoint but really you need to find out what part is causing the delay.
Here are some hints:
- Partition your index into several
partitions across servers.
- Add a query server.
- Check that you haven't got some strange customization on the result page that is causing the page to hesitthat is returning the slow results, but the redering of the result pageate. This is common. It may not be the search engine at all.