Start index lifecycle management API

Start the index lifecycle management (ILM) plugin.

Request

POST /_ilm/start

Prerequisites

  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have the manage_ilm cluster privilege to use this API. For more information, see Security privileges.

Description

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.

Query parameters

timeout
(Optional, 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.
master_timeout
(Optional, 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.

Examples

The following example starts the ILM plugin.

POST _ilm/start

If the request succeeds, you receive the following result:

{
  "acknowledged": true
}