Start ILM APIedit

Start the ILM plugin.

Requestedit

POST /_ilm/start

Descriptionedit

Starts the ILM plugin if it is currently stopped. ILM is started automatically when the cluster is formed. Restarting ILM is only necessary if it has been stopped using the Stop ILM API.

Request Parametersedit

timeout
(time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a response. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s. For more information about time units, see Time unitsedit.
master_timeout
(time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a connection to the master node. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s. For more information about time units, see Time unitsedit.

Authorizationedit

You must have the cluster manage privilege to use this API. For more information, see Security Privileges.

Examplesedit

The following example starts the ILM plugin.

POST _ilm/start

If the request succeeds, you receive the following result:

{
  "acknowledged": true
}