Elasticsearch Monitoring Metricsedit

You can drill down into the status of your Elasticsearch cluster in Kibana by clicking the Overview, Nodes, and Indices links on the Monitoring page.

See also Monitoring Elasticsearch.

Cluster Overviewedit

To view the key metrics that indicate the overall health of an Elasticsearch cluster, click Overview in the Elasticsearch section. Anything that needs your attention is highlighted in yellow or red.

Conditions that require your attention are listed at the top of the Clusters page. You can also set up watches to alert you when the status of your cluster changes. To learn how, see Watch your cluster health.

The panel at the top shows the current cluster statistics, the charts show the search and indexing performance over time, and the table at the bottom shows information about any shards that are being recovered.

Elasticsearch Cluster Overview

Not sure what a chart is showing? Click the info button for a description of the metrics.

From there, you can dive into detailed metrics for particular nodes and indices.


To view node metrics, click Nodes. The Nodes section shows the status of each node in your cluster.

Elasticsearch Nodes
Node Overviewedit

Click the name of a node to view its node statistics over time. These represent high-level statistics collected from Elasticsearch that provide a good overview of health.

Elasticsearch Node Overview
Node Advancededit

To view advanced node metrics, click the Advanced tab for a node. The Advanced tab shows additional metrics, such as memory and garbage collection statistics reported by the selected Elasticsearch node.

Elasticsearch Node Advanced

You can use the advanced node view to diagnose issues that generally involve more advanced knowledge of Elasticsearch, such as poor garbage collection performance.


To view index metrics, click Indices. The Indices section shows the same overall index and search metrics as the Overview and a table of your indices.

Elasticsearch Indices
Index Overviewedit

From the Indices listing, you can view data for a particular index. To drill down into the data for a particular index, click its name in the Indices table.

Elasticsearch Index Overview
Index Advancededit

To view advanced index metrics, click the Advanced tab for an index. The Advanced tab shows additional metrics, such as memory statistics reported about the Elasticsearch index. If the index has more than one shard, then its shards might live on more than one node.

Elasticsearch Index Advanced

The Advanced index view can be used to diagnose issues that generally involve more advanced knowledge of Elasticsearch, such as wasteful index memory usage.


To view machine learning job metrics, click Jobs. For each job in your cluster, it shows information such as its status, the number of records processed, the size of the model, the number of forecasts, and the node that runs the job.

Machine learning jobs


To view cross-cluster replication metrics, click CCR. For each follower index on the cluster, it shows information such as the leader index, an indication of how much the follower index is lagging behind the leader index, the last fetch time, the number of operations synced, and error messages. If you select a follower index, you can view the same information for each shard. For example:

Cross-cluster replication

If you select a shard, you can see graphs for the fetch and operation delays. You can also see advanced information, which contains the results from the get follower stats API. For example:

Cross-cluster replication shard details

For more information, see Cross-cluster replication.