cat allocation APIedit

Provides a snapshot of the number of shards allocated to each data node and their disk space.


GET /_cat/allocation/<node_id>

GET /_cat/allocation

Path parametersedit

(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of node IDs or names used to limit returned information.

Query parametersedit

(Optional, byte size units) Unit used to display byte values.
(Optional, string) Short version of the HTTP accept header. Valid values include JSON, YAML, etc.
(Optional, boolean) If true, the request retrieves information from the local node only. Defaults to false, which means information is retrieved from the master node.
(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.
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of column names to display.
(Optional, boolean) If true, the response includes help information. Defaults to false.
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of column names or column aliases used to sort the response.
(Optional, boolean) If true, the response includes column headings. Defaults to false.


GET /_cat/allocation?v

The API returns the following response:

shards disk.indices disk.used disk.avail disk.percent host      ip        node
     1         260b    47.3gb     43.4gb    100.7gb           46 CSUXak2

This response shows a single shard is allocated to the one node available.