Start watch service APIedit

Starts the Watcher service if it is not already running.


POST _watcher/_start


  • You must have manage_watcher cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security privileges.

Query parametersedit

(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.


response = client.watcher.start
puts response
POST _watcher/_start

Watcher returns the following response if the request is successful:

   "acknowledged": true