Node Stats API

The node stats API retrieves runtime stats about Logstash.

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/<types>'

Where <types> is optional and specifies the types of stats you want to return.

By default, all stats are returned. You can limit the info that’s returned by combining any of the following types in a comma-separated list:

jvm

Gets JVM stats, including stats about threads, memory usage, garbage collectors, and uptime.

process

Gets process stats, including stats about file descriptors, memory consumption, and CPU usage.

events

Gets event-related statistics for the Logstash instance (regardless of how many pipelines were created and destroyed).

pipelines

Gets runtime stats about each Logstash pipeline.

reloads

Gets runtime stats about config reload successes and failures.

os

Gets runtime stats about cgroups when Logstash is running in a container.

See Common Options for a list of options that can be applied to all Logstash monitoring APIs.

JVM Stats

The following request returns a JSON document containing JVM stats:

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/jvm?pretty'

Example response:

{
  "jvm" : {
    "threads" : {
      "count" : 49,
      "peak_count" : 50
    },
    "mem" : {
      "heap_used_percent" : 14,
      "heap_committed_in_bytes" : 309866496,
      "heap_max_in_bytes" : 1037959168,
      "heap_used_in_bytes" : 151686096,
      "non_heap_used_in_bytes" : 122486176,
      "non_heap_committed_in_bytes" : 133222400,
      "pools" : {
        "survivor" : {
          "peak_used_in_bytes" : 8912896,
          "used_in_bytes" : 288776,
          "peak_max_in_bytes" : 35782656,
          "max_in_bytes" : 35782656,
          "committed_in_bytes" : 8912896
        },
        "old" : {
          "peak_used_in_bytes" : 148656848,
          "used_in_bytes" : 148656848,
          "peak_max_in_bytes" : 715849728,
          "max_in_bytes" : 715849728,
          "committed_in_bytes" : 229322752
        },
        "young" : {
          "peak_used_in_bytes" : 71630848,
          "used_in_bytes" : 2740472,
          "peak_max_in_bytes" : 286326784,
          "max_in_bytes" : 286326784,
          "committed_in_bytes" : 71630848
        }
      }
    },
    "gc" : {
      "collectors" : {
        "old" : {
          "collection_time_in_millis" : 607,
          "collection_count" : 12
        },
        "young" : {
          "collection_time_in_millis" : 4904,
          "collection_count" : 1033
        }
      }
    },
    "uptime_in_millis" : 1809643
  }

Process Stats

The following request returns a JSON document containing process stats:

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/process?pretty'

Example response:

{
  "process" : {
    "open_file_descriptors" : 184,
    "peak_open_file_descriptors" : 185,
    "max_file_descriptors" : 10240,
    "mem" : {
      "total_virtual_in_bytes" : 5486125056
    },
    "cpu" : {
      "total_in_millis" : 657136,
      "percent" : 2,
      "load_average" : {
        "1m" : 2.38134765625
      }
    }
  }

Event Stats

The following request returns a JSON document containing event-related statistics for the Logstash instance:

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/events?pretty'

Example response:

{
  "events" : {
    "in" : 293658,
    "filtered" : 293658,
    "out" : 293658,
    "duration_in_millis" : 2324391,
    "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 343816
  }

Pipeline Stats

The following request returns a JSON document containing pipeline stats, including:

  • the number of events that were input, filtered, or output by each pipeline
  • stats for each configured filter or output stage
  • info about config reload successes and failures (when config reload is enabled)
  • info about the persistent queue (when persistent queues are enabled)
curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/pipelines?pretty'

Example response:

{
  "pipelines" : {
    "test" : {
      "events" : {
        "duration_in_millis" : 365495,
        "in" : 216485,
        "filtered" : 216485,
        "out" : 216485,
        "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 342466
      },
      "plugins" : {
        "inputs" : [ {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-1",
          "events" : {
            "out" : 216485,
            "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 342466
          },
          "name" : "beats"
        } ],
        "filters" : [ {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-2",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 55969,
            "in" : 216485,
            "out" : 216485
          },
          "failures" : 216485,
          "patterns_per_field" : {
            "message" : 1
          },
          "name" : "grok"
        }, {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-3",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 3326,
            "in" : 216485,
            "out" : 216485
          },
          "name" : "geoip"
        } ],
        "outputs" : [ {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-4",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 278557,
            "in" : 216485,
            "out" : 216485
          },
          "name" : "elasticsearch"
        } ]
      },
      "reloads" : {
        "last_error" : null,
        "successes" : 0,
        "last_success_timestamp" : null,
        "last_failure_timestamp" : null,
        "failures" : 0
      },
      "queue" : {
        "type" : "memory"
      }
    },
    "test2" : {
      "events" : {
        "duration_in_millis" : 2222229,
        "in" : 87247,
        "filtered" : 87247,
        "out" : 87247,
        "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 1532
      },
      "plugins" : {
        "inputs" : [ {
          "id" : "d7ea8941c0fc48ac58f89c84a9da482107472b82-1",
          "events" : {
            "out" : 87247,
            "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 1532
          },
          "name" : "twitter"
        } ],
        "filters" : [ ],
        "outputs" : [ {
          "id" : "d7ea8941c0fc48ac58f89c84a9da482107472b82-2",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 139545,
            "in" : 87247,
            "out" : 87247
          },
          "name" : "elasticsearch"
        } ]
      },
      "reloads" : {
        "last_error" : null,
        "successes" : 0,
        "last_success_timestamp" : null,
        "last_failure_timestamp" : null,
        "failures" : 0
      },
      "queue" : {
        "type" : "memory"
      }
    }
  }

You can see the stats for a specific pipeline by including the pipeline ID. In the following example, the ID of the pipeline is test:

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/pipelines/test?pretty'

Example response:

{
    "test" : {
      "events" : {
        "duration_in_millis" : 365495,
        "in" : 216485,
        "filtered" : 216485,
        "out" : 216485,
        "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 342466
      },
      "plugins" : {
        "inputs" : [ {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-1",
          "events" : {
            "out" : 216485,
            "queue_push_duration_in_millis" : 342466
          },
          "name" : "beats"
        } ],
        "filters" : [ {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-2",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 55969,
            "in" : 216485,
            "out" : 216485
          },
          "failures" : 216485,
          "patterns_per_field" : {
            "message" : 1
          },
          "name" : "grok"
        }, {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-3",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 3326,
            "in" : 216485,
            "out" : 216485
          },
          "name" : "geoip"
        } ],
        "outputs" : [ {
          "id" : "35131f351e2dc5ed13ee04265a8a5a1f95292165-4",
          "events" : {
            "duration_in_millis" : 278557,
            "in" : 216485,
            "out" : 216485
          },
          "name" : "elasticsearch"
        } ]
      },
      "reloads" : {
        "last_error" : null,
        "successes" : 0,
        "last_success_timestamp" : null,
        "last_failure_timestamp" : null,
        "failures" : 0
      },
      "queue" : {
        "type" : "memory"
      }
    }
  }
}

Reload Stats

The following request returns a JSON document that shows info about config reload successes and failures.

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/reloads?pretty'

Example response:

{
  "reloads": {
    "successes": 0,
    "failures": 0
  }
}

OS Stats

When Logstash is running in a container, the following request returns a JSON document that contains cgroup information to give you a more accurate view of CPU load, including whether the container is being throttled.

curl -XGET 'localhost:9600/_node/stats/os?pretty'

Example response:

{
  "os" : {
    "cgroup" : {
      "cpuacct" : {
        "control_group" : "/elastic1",
        "usage_nanos" : 378477588075
                },
      "cpu" : {
        "control_group" : "/elastic1",
        "cfs_period_micros" : 1000000,
        "cfs_quota_micros" : 800000,
        "stat" : {
          "number_of_elapsed_periods" : 4157,
          "number_of_times_throttled" : 460,
          "time_throttled_nanos" : 581617440755
        }
      }
    }
  }