High query load on ElasticSearch service

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This incident type typically occurs when the number of queries currently in progress on an ElasticSearch service is high, leading to an increased query load. This can result in slower query response times and reduced system performance. It is important to investigate and resolve this issue to ensure optimal performance of the ElasticSearch service.



Check if ElasticSearch service is running

Check if ElasticSearch is listening on the correct port

Check ElasticSearch query load

Check ElasticSearch query performance

Check ElasticSearch query logs

Check ElasticSearch cluster state


Stop ElasticSearch service

Edit ElasticSearch configuration file to update number of shards and replicas

Start ElasticSearch service

Optimize the index

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