The preceding recipes have shown the scalability of the SharePoint Search infrastructure. Search topology is robust and flexible. As the needs of the organization grow, Search can scale.
The question becomes a matter of when, not if, Search must be scaled. It is also a question of where (which components) to scale Search.
The answers to these questions are found in the set of reports that ship with SharePoint 2010. There are two basic types of search administration reports:
In this recipe, ...