By default, the readiness probe checks that the Pod responds to HTTP requests within a timeout of three seconds. This is acceptable in most cases. However, when the cluster is under heavy load, you might need to increase the timeout. This allows the Pod to stay in a
Ready state and be part of the Elasticsearch service even if it is responding slowly. To adjust the timeout, set the
READINESS_PROBE_TIMEOUT environment variable in the Pod template and update the readiness probe configuration with the new timeout.
This example describes how to increase the API call timeout to ten seconds and the overall check time to twelve seconds:
spec: version: 8.11.2 nodeSets: - name: default count: 1 podTemplate: spec: containers: - name: elasticsearch readinessProbe: exec: command: - bash - -c - /mnt/elastic-internal/scripts/readiness-probe-script.sh failureThreshold: 3 initialDelaySeconds: 10 periodSeconds: 12 successThreshold: 1 timeoutSeconds: 12 env: - name: READINESS_PROBE_TIMEOUT value: "10"
Note that this requires restarting the Pods.