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Nodes usage

The nodes usage endpoint returns low-level information about REST action usage on nodes.

Path and HTTP methods

GET _nodes/usage
GET _nodes/<nodeId>/usage
GET _nodes/usage/<metric>
GET _nodes/<nodeId>/usage/<metric>

Path parameters

You can include the following optional path parameters in your request.

Parameter Type Description
nodeId String A comma-separated list of nodeIds used to filter results. Supports node filters. Defaults to _all.
metric String The metrics that will be included in the response. You can set the string to either _all or rest_actions. rest_actions returns the total number of times an action has been called on the node. _all returns all stats from the node. Defaults to _all.

Query parameters

You can include the following optional query parameters in your request.

Parameter Type Description
timeout Time Sets the time limit for a response from the node. Default is 30s.
cluster_manager_timeout Time Sets the time limit for a response from the cluster manager. Default is 30s.

Sample request

The following request returns usage details for all nodes:

GET _nodes/usage

Sample response

The following is an example response:

{
  "_nodes" : {
    "total" : 1,
    "successful" : 1,
    "failed" : 0
  },
  "cluster_name" : "opensearch-cluster",
  "nodes" : {
    "t7uqHu4SSuWObK3ElkCRfw" : {
      "timestamp" : 1665695174312,
      "since" : 1663994849643,
      "rest_actions" : {
        "opendistro_get_rollup_action" : 3,
        "nodes_usage_action" : 1,
        "list_dangling_indices" : 1,
        "get_index_template_action" : 258,
        "nodes_info_action" : 152665,
        "get_mapping_action" : 259,
        "get_data_streams_action" : 12,
        "cat_indices_action" : 6,
        "get_indices_action" : 3,
        "ism_explain_action" : 7,
        "nodes_reload_action" : 1,
        "get_policy_action" : 3,
        "PerformanceAnalyzerClusterConfigAction" : 2,
        "index_policy_action" : 1,
        "rank_eval_action" : 3,
        "search_action" : 592,
        "get_aliases_action" : 258,
        "document_mget_action" : 2,
        "document_get_action" : 30,
        "count_action" : 1,
        "main_action" : 1
      },
      "aggregations" : { }
    }
  }
}

Required permissions

If you use the security plugin, make sure you set the following permissions: cluster:manage/nodes or cluster:monitor/nodes.