Nodes Infoedit

The cluster nodes info API allows to retrieve one or more (or all) of the cluster nodes information.

curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes'
curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes/nodeId1,nodeId2'

The first command retrieves information of all the nodes in the cluster. The second command selectively retrieves nodes information of only nodeId1 and nodeId2. All the nodes selective options are explained here.

By default, it just returns all attributes and core settings for a node. It also allows to get only information on settings, os, process, jvm, thread_pool, network, transport, http and plugins:

curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes/process'
curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes/_all/process'
curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes/nodeId1,nodeId2/jvm,process'
# same as above
curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes/nodeId1,nodeId2/info/jvm,process'

curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_nodes/nodeId1,nodeId2/_all

The _all flag can be set to return all the information - or you can simply omit it.

plugins - if set, the result will contain details about the loaded plugins per node:

  • name: plugin name
  • description: plugin description if any
  • site: true if the plugin is a site plugin
  • jvm: true if the plugin is a plugin running in the JVM
  • url: URL if the plugin is a site plugin

The result will look similar to:

{
  "cluster_name" : "test-cluster-MacBook-Air-de-David.local",
  "nodes" : {
    "hJLXmY_NTrCytiIMbX4_1g" : {
      "name" : "node4",
      "transport_address" : "inet[/172.18.58.139:9303]",
      "hostname" : "MacBook-Air-de-David.local",
      "version" : "0.90.0.Beta2-SNAPSHOT",
      "http_address" : "inet[/172.18.58.139:9203]",
      "plugins" : [ {
        "name" : "test-plugin",
        "description" : "test-plugin description",
        "site" : true,
        "jvm" : false
      }, {
        "name" : "test-no-version-plugin",
        "description" : "test-no-version-plugin description",
        "site" : true,
        "jvm" : false
      }, {
        "name" : "dummy",
        "description" : "No description found for dummy.",
        "url" : "/_plugin/dummy/",
        "site" : false,
        "jvm" : true
      } ]
    }
  }
}

if your plugin data is subject to change use plugins.info_refresh_interval to change or disable the caching interval:

# Change cache to 20 seconds
plugins.info_refresh_interval: 20s

# Infinite cache
plugins.info_refresh_interval: -1

# Disable cache
plugins.info_refresh_interval: 0

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