Previously I asked a question about optimizing my ES searches: I think my heap is sized right but searches are still super slow
This is just one index.
I have 5 nodes and set it to 5 shards and one replica.
My shards are large 120-180 gigs and CPU on my nodes is consistently below 7% (they have 8 cores).
If I double or even triple my shards will that improve searches and possibly index time by taking advantage of the underutilized CPUs? I have a lot of CPU capacity.
Also, I have a feeling I'll have to break up the shards anyway because they are kind of unwieldy at this size.