Nodes Shutdownedit

Deprecated in 1.6.0.

The _shutdown API will be removed in v2.0.0

The nodes shutdown API allows to shutdown one or more (or all) nodes in the cluster. Here is an example of shutting the _local node the request is directed to:

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes/_local/_shutdown'

Specific node(s) can be shutdown as well using their respective node ids (or other selective options as explained here .):

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes/nodeId1,nodeId2/_shutdown'

The master (of the cluster) can also be shutdown using:

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes/_master/_shutdown'

Finally, all nodes can be shutdown using one of the options below:

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_shutdown'

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes/_shutdown'

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes/_all/_shutdown'


By default, the shutdown will be executed after a 1 second delay (1s). The delay can be customized by setting the delay parameter in a time value format. For example:

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes/_local/_shutdown?delay=10s'

Disable Shutdownedit

The shutdown API can be disabled by setting action.disable_shutdown in the node configuration.