How Watcher Works

Once you have installed watcher, you can add watches to automatically perform an action when certain conditions are met. The conditions are generally based on data you’ve loaded into the watch by querying an Elasticsearch index or submitting an HTTP request to a web service. For example, you could send an email to the sysadmin when a search of your log data indicates that there are errors.

This topic describes the elements of a watch and how watches operate.