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Alerting API

Use the Alerting API to programmatically create, update, and manage monitors and alerts.


Table of contents


Create a query-level monitor

Introduced 1.0

Query-level monitors run the query and check whether or not the results should trigger an alert. Query-level monitors can only trigger one alert at a time. For more information about query-level monitors and bucket-level monitors, see Create monitors.

Sample Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/monitors
{
  "type": "monitor",
  "name": "test-monitor",
  "monitor_type": "query_level_monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "schedule": {
    "period": {
      "interval": 1,
      "unit": "MINUTES"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [{
    "search": {
      "indices": ["movies"],
      "query": {
        "size": 0,
        "aggregations": {},
        "query": {
          "bool": {
            "filter": {
              "range": {
                "@timestamp": {
                  "gte": "{{period_end}}||-1h",
                  "lte": "{{period_end}}",
                  "format": "epoch_millis"
                }
              }
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }],
  "triggers": [{
    "name": "test-trigger",
    "severity": "1",
    "condition": {
      "script": {
        "source": "ctx.results[0].hits.total.value > 0",
        "lang": "painless"
      }
    },
    "actions": [{
      "name": "test-action",
      "destination_id": "ld7912sBlQ5JUWWFThoW",
      "message_template": {
        "source": "This is my message body."
      },
      "throttle_enabled": true,
      "throttle": {
        "value": 27,
        "unit": "MINUTES"
      },
      "subject_template": {
        "source": "TheSubject"
      }
    }]
  }]
}

If you use a custom webhook for your destination and need to embed JSON in the message body, be sure to escape your quotes:

{
  "message_template": {
    "source": "{ \"text\": \"Monitor {{ctx.monitor.name}} just entered alert status. Please investigate the issue. - Trigger: {{ctx.trigger.name}} - Severity: {{ctx.trigger.severity}} - Period start: {{ctx.periodStart}} - Period end: {{ctx.periodEnd}}\" }"
  }
}

Optionally, to specify a backend role, you can add the rbac_roles parameter and backend role names to the bottom of your create monitor request.

Sample request

The following request creates a query-level monitor and provides two backend roles, role1 and role2. The section at the bottom of the request shows the line that specifies the roles with this syntax: "rbac_roles": ["role1", "role2"].

POST _plugins/_alerting/monitors
{
  "type": "monitor",
  "name": "test-monitor",
  "monitor_type": "query_level_monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "schedule": {
    "period": {
      "interval": 1,
      "unit": "MINUTES"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [{
    "search": {
      "indices": ["movies"],
      "query": {
        "size": 0,
        "aggregations": {},
        "query": {
          "bool": {
            "filter": {
              "range": {
                "@timestamp": {
                  "gte": "||-1h",
                  "lte": "",
                  "format": "epoch_millis"
                }
              }
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }],
  "triggers": [{
    "name": "test-trigger",
    "severity": "1",
    "condition": {
      "script": {
        "source": "ctx.results[0].hits.total.value > 0",
        "lang": "painless"
      }
    },
    "actions": [{
      "name": "test-action",
      "destination_id": "ld7912sBlQ5JUWWFThoW",
      "message_template": {
        "source": "This is my message body."
      },
      "throttle_enabled": true,
      "throttle": {
        "value": 27,
        "unit": "MINUTES"
      },
      "subject_template": {
        "source": "TheSubject"
      }
    }]
  }],
  "rbac_roles": ["role1", "role2"]
}

To learn more about using backend roles to limit access, see (Advanced) Limit access by backend role.

Sample response

{
  "_id": "vd5k2GsBlQ5JUWWFxhsP",
  "_version": 1,
  "_seq_no": 7,
  "_primary_term": 1,
  "monitor": {
    "type": "monitor",
    "schema_version": 1,
    "name": "test-monitor",
    "enabled": true,
    "enabled_time": 1562703611363,
    "schedule": {
      "period": {
        "interval": 1,
        "unit": "MINUTES"
      }
    },
    "inputs": [{
      "search": {
        "indices": [
          "movies"
        ],
        "query": {
          "size": 0,
          "query": {
            "bool": {
              "filter": [{
                "range": {
                  "@timestamp": {
                    "from": "{{period_end}}||-1h",
                    "to": "{{period_end}}",
                    "include_lower": true,
                    "include_upper": true,
                    "format": "epoch_millis",
                    "boost": 1
                  }
                }
              }],
              "adjust_pure_negative": true,
              "boost": 1
            }
          },
          "aggregations": {}
        }
      }
    }],
    "triggers": [{
      "id": "ud5k2GsBlQ5JUWWFxRvi",
      "name": "test-trigger",
      "severity": "1",
      "condition": {
        "script": {
          "source": "ctx.results[0].hits.total.value > 0",
          "lang": "painless"
        }
      },
      "actions": [{
        "id": "ut5k2GsBlQ5JUWWFxRvj",
        "name": "test-action",
        "destination_id": "ld7912sBlQ5JUWWFThoW",
        "message_template": {
          "source": "This is my message body.",
          "lang": "mustache"
        },
        "throttle_enabled": false,
        "subject_template": {
          "source": "Subject",
          "lang": "mustache"
        }
      }]
    }],
    "last_update_time": 1562703611363
  }
}

If you want to specify a timezone, you can do so by including a cron expression with a timezone name in the schedule section of your request.

The following example creates a monitor that runs at 12:10 PM Pacific Time on the 1st day of every month.

Request

{
  "type": "monitor",
  "name": "test-monitor",
  "monitor_type": "query_level_monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "schedule": {
    "cron" : {
        "expression": "10 12 1 * *",
        "timezone": "America/Los_Angeles"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [{
    "search": {
      "indices": ["movies"],
      "query": {
        "size": 0,
        "aggregations": {},
        "query": {
          "bool": {
            "filter": {
              "range": {
                "@timestamp": {
                  "gte": "{{period_end}}||-1h",
                  "lte": "{{period_end}}",
                  "format": "epoch_millis"
                }
              }
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }],
  "triggers": [{
    "name": "test-trigger",
    "severity": "1",
    "condition": {
      "script": {
        "source": "ctx.results[0].hits.total.value > 0",
        "lang": "painless"
      }
    },
    "actions": [{
      "name": "test-action",
      "destination_id": "ld7912sBlQ5JUWWFThoW",
      "message_template": {
        "source": "This is a message body."
      },
      "throttle_enabled": true,
      "throttle": {
        "value": 27,
        "unit": "MINUTES"
      },
      "subject_template": {
        "source": "Subject"
      }
    }]
  }]
}

For a full list of timezone names, refer to Wikipedia. The alerting plugin uses the Java TimeZone class to convert a ZoneId to a valid timezone.


Create a bucket-level monitor

Bucket-level monitors categorize results into buckets separated by fields. The monitor then runs your script with each bucket’s results and evaluates whether to trigger an alert. For more information about bucket-level and query-level monitors, see Create monitors.

POST _plugins/_alerting/monitors
{
  "type": "monitor",
  "name": "Demo bucket-level monitor",
  "monitor_type": "bucket_level_monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "schedule": {
    "period": {
      "interval": 1,
      "unit": "MINUTES"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [
    {
      "search": {
        "indices": [
          "movies"
        ],
        "query": {
          "size": 0,
          "query": {
            "bool": {
              "filter": [
                {
                  "range": {
                    "order_date": {
                      "from": "{{period_end}}||-1h",
                      "to": "{{period_end}}",
                      "include_lower": true,
                      "include_upper": true,
                      "format": "epoch_millis"
                    }
                  }
                }
              ]
            }
          },
          "aggregations": {
            "composite_agg": {
              "composite": {
                "sources": [
                  {
                    "user": {
                      "terms": {
                        "field": "user"
                      }
                    }
                  }
                ]
              },
              "aggregations": {
                "avg_products_base_price": {
                  "avg": {
                    "field": "products.base_price"
                  }
                }
              }
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  ],
  "triggers": [
    {
      "bucket_level_trigger": {
        "name": "test-trigger",
        "severity": "1",
        "condition": {
          "buckets_path": {
            "_count": "_count",
            "avg_products_base_price": "avg_products_base_price"
          },
          "parent_bucket_path": "composite_agg",
          "script": {
            "source": "params._count > 50 || params.avg_products_base_price < 35",
            "lang": "painless"
          }
        },
        "actions": [
          {
            "name": "test-action",
            "destination_id": "E4o5hnsB6KjPKmHtpfCA",
            "message_template": {
              "source": """Monitor {{ctx.monitor.name}} just entered alert status. Please investigate the issue.   - Trigger: {{ctx.trigger.name}}   - Severity: {{ctx.trigger.severity}}   - Period start: {{ctx.periodStart}}   - Period end: {{ctx.periodEnd}}    - Deduped Alerts:   {{ctx.dedupedAlerts}}     * {{id}} : {{bucket_keys}}   {{ctx.dedupedAlerts}}    - New Alerts:   {{ctx.newAlerts}}     * {{id}} : {{bucket_keys}}   {{ctx.newAlerts}}    - Completed Alerts:   {{ctx.completedAlerts}}     * {{id}} : {{bucket_keys}}   {{ctx.completedAlerts}}""",
              "lang": "mustache"
            },
            "throttle_enabled": false,
            "throttle": {
              "value": 10,
              "unit": "MINUTES"
            },
            "action_execution_policy": {
              "action_execution_scope": {
                "per_alert": {
                  "actionable_alerts": [
                    "DEDUPED",
                    "NEW"
                  ]
                }
              }
            },
            "subject_template": {
              "source": "The Subject",
              "lang": "mustache"
            }
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "Dfxr63sBwex6DxEhHV5N",
  "_version" : 1,
  "_seq_no" : 3,
  "_primary_term" : 1,
  "monitor" : {
    "type" : "monitor",
    "schema_version" : 4,
    "name" : "Demo a bucket-level monitor",
    "monitor_type" : "bucket_level_monitor",
    "user" : {
      "name" : "",
      "backend_roles" : [ ],
      "roles" : [ ],
      "custom_attribute_names" : [ ],
      "user_requested_tenant" : null
    },
    "enabled" : true,
    "enabled_time" : 1631742270785,
    "schedule" : {
      "period" : {
        "interval" : 1,
        "unit" : "MINUTES"
      }
    },
    "inputs" : [
      {
        "search" : {
          "indices" : [
            "opensearch_dashboards_sample_data_flights"
          ],
          "query" : {
            "size" : 0,
            "query" : {
              "bool" : {
                "filter" : [
                  {
                    "range" : {
                      "order_date" : {
                        "from" : "{{period_end}}||-1h",
                        "to" : "{{period_end}}",
                        "include_lower" : true,
                        "include_upper" : true,
                        "format" : "epoch_millis",
                        "boost" : 1.0
                      }
                    }
                  }
                ],
                "adjust_pure_negative" : true,
                "boost" : 1.0
              }
            },
            "aggregations" : {
              "composite_agg" : {
                "composite" : {
                  "size" : 10,
                  "sources" : [
                    {
                      "user" : {
                        "terms" : {
                          "field" : "user",
                          "missing_bucket" : false,
                          "order" : "asc"
                        }
                      }
                    }
                  ]
                },
                "aggregations" : {
                  "avg_products_base_price" : {
                    "avg" : {
                      "field" : "products.base_price"
                    }
                  }
                }
              }
            }
          }
        }
      }
    ],
    "triggers" : [
      {
        "bucket_level_trigger" : {
          "id" : "C_xr63sBwex6DxEhHV5B",
          "name" : "test-trigger",
          "severity" : "1",
          "condition" : {
            "buckets_path" : {
              "_count" : "_count",
              "avg_products_base_price" : "avg_products_base_price"
            },
            "parent_bucket_path" : "composite_agg",
            "script" : {
              "source" : "params._count > 50 || params.avg_products_base_price < 35",
              "lang" : "painless"
            },
            "gap_policy" : "skip"
          },
          "actions" : [
            {
              "id" : "DPxr63sBwex6DxEhHV5B",
              "name" : "test-action",
              "destination_id" : "E4o5hnsB6KjPKmHtpfCA",
              "message_template" : {
                "source" : "Monitor {{ctx.monitor.name}} just entered alert status. Please investigate the issue.   - Trigger: {{ctx.trigger.name}}   - Severity: {{ctx.trigger.severity}}   - Period start: {{ctx.periodStart}}   - Period end: {{ctx.periodEnd}}    - Deduped Alerts:   {{ctx.dedupedAlerts}}     * {{id}} : {{bucket_keys}}   {{ctx.dedupedAlerts}}    - New Alerts:   {{ctx.newAlerts}}     * {{id}} : {{bucket_keys}}   {{ctx.newAlerts}}    - Completed Alerts:   {{ctx.completedAlerts}}     * {{id}} : {{bucket_keys}}   {{ctx.completedAlerts}}",
                "lang" : "mustache"
              },
              "throttle_enabled" : false,
              "subject_template" : {
                "source" : "The Subject",
                "lang" : "mustache"
              },
              "throttle" : {
                "value" : 10,
                "unit" : "MINUTES"
              },
              "action_execution_policy" : {
                "action_execution_scope" : {
                  "per_alert" : {
                    "actionable_alerts" : [
                      "DEDUPED",
                      "NEW"
                    ]
                  }
                }
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    ],
    "last_update_time" : 1631742270785
  }
}

Document-level monitors

Introduced 2.0

Document-level monitors check whether individual documents in an index match trigger conditions. If so, the monitor generates an alert notification. When you run a query with a document-level monitor, the results are returned for each document that matches the trigger condition. You can create trigger conditions based on query names, query IDs, or tags that combine multiple queries.

To learn more about per document monitors that function similarly to the document-level monitor API, see Monitor types.

Search for monitor findings

You can use the Alerting search API operation to search the findings index .opensearch-alerting-finding* for available document findings with a GET request. By default, a GET request without path parameters returns all available findings. To learn more about monitor findings, see Document findings.

To retrieve any available findings, send a GET request without any path parameters as follows:

GET /_plugins/_alerting/findings/_search?

To retrieve metadata for an individual document finding entry, you can search for the finding by its findingId as follows:

GET /_plugins/_alerting/findings/_search?findingId=gKQhj8WJit3BxjGfiOXC

The response returns the number of individual finding entries in the total_findings field.

To get more specific results in a findings search, you can use any of the optional path parameters that are defined in the following table:

Path parameter Description Usage
findingId The identifier for the finding entry. The finding ID is returned in the initial query response.
sortString This field specifies which string the Alerting plugin uses to sort the findings. The default value is id.
sortOrder The order to sort the list of findings, either ascending or descending. Use sortOrder=asc to indicate ascending, or sortOrder=desc for descending sort order.
size An optional limit for the maximum number of results returned in the response. There is no minimum or maximum values.
startIndex The pagination indicator. Default is 0.
searchString The finding attribute you want returned in the search. To search in a specific index, specify the index name in the request path. For example, to search findings in the indexABC index, use `searchString=indexABC’.

Create a document-level monitor

You can create a document-level monitor with a POST request that provides the monitor details in the request body. At a minimum, you need to provide the following details: specify the queries or combinations by tag with the inputs field, a valid trigger condition, and provide the notification message in the action field.

The following table shows the syntax to use for each trigger option:

Trigger options Definition Syntax
Tag Creates alerts for documents that match a multiple query with this tag applied. If you group multiple queries by a single tag, then you can set it to trigger an alert if the results are returned by this tag name. query[tag=<tag-name>]
Query by name Creates alerts for documents matched or returned by the named query. query[name=<query-name>]
Query by ID Creates alerts for documents that were returned by the identified query. query[id=<query-id>]

Sample Request

The following sample shows how to create a document-level monitor:

POST _plugins/_alerting/monitors
{
  "type": "monitor",
  "monitor_type": "doc_level_monitor",
  "name": "Example document-level monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "schedule": {
    "period": {
      "interval": 1,
      "unit": "MINUTES"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [
    {
      "doc_level_input": {
        "description": "Example document-level monitor for audit logs",
        "indices": [
          "audit-logs"
        ],
        "queries": [
        {
            "id": "nKQnFYABit3BxjGfiOXC",
            "name": "sigma-123",
            "query": "region:\"us-west-2\"",
            "tags": [
                "tag1"
            ]
        },
        {
            "id": "gKQnABEJit3BxjGfiOXC",
            "name": "sigma-456",
            "query": "region:\"us-east-1\"",
            "tags": [
                "tag2"
            ]
        },
        {
            "id": "h4J2ABEFNW3vxjGfiOXC",
            "name": "sigma-789",
            "query": "message:\"This is a SEPARATE error from IAD region\"",
            "tags": [
                "tag3"
            ]
        }
    ]
      }
    }
  ],
    "triggers": [ { "document_level_trigger": {
      "name": "test-trigger",
      "severity": "1",
      "condition": {
        "script": {
          "source": "(query[name=sigma-123] || query[tag=tag3]) && query[name=sigma-789]",
          "lang": "painless"
        }
      },
      "actions": [
        {
            "name": "test-action",
            "destination_id": "E4o5hnsB6KjPKmHtpfCA",
            "message_template": {
                "source": """Monitor  just entered alert status. Please investigate the issue. Related Finding Ids: {{ctx.alerts.0.finding_ids}}, Related Document Ids: {{ctx.alerts.0.related_doc_ids}}""",
                "lang": "mustache"
            },
            "action_execution_policy": {
                "action_execution_scope": {
                    "per_alert": {
                        "actionable_alerts": []
                    }
                }
            },
            "subject_template": {
                "source": "The Subject",
                "lang": "mustache"
            }
         }
      ]
  }}]
}

Limitations

If you run a document-level query while the index is getting reindexed, the API response will not return the reindexed results. To get updates, wait until the reindexing process completes, then rerun the query.

Update monitor

Introduced 1.0

When updating a monitor, you can optionally include seq_no and primary_term as URL parameters. If these numbers don’t match the existing monitor or the monitor doesn’t exist, the alerting plugin throws an error. OpenSearch increments the version number and the sequence number automatically (see the sample response).

Request

PUT _plugins/_alerting/monitors/<monitor_id>
{
  "type": "monitor",
  "name": "test-monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "enabled_time": 1551466220455,
  "schedule": {
    "period": {
      "interval": 1,
      "unit": "MINUTES"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [{
    "search": {
      "indices": [
        "*"
      ],
      "query": {
        "query": {
          "match_all": {
            "boost": 1
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }],
  "triggers": [{
    "id": "StaeOmkBC25HCRGmL_y-",
    "name": "test-trigger",
    "severity": "1",
    "condition": {
      "script": {
        "source": "return true",
        "lang": "painless"
      }
    },
    "actions": [{
      "name": "test-action",
      "destination_id": "RtaaOmkBC25HCRGm0fxi",
      "subject_template": {
        "source": "My Message Subject",
        "lang": "mustache"
      },
      "message_template": {
        "source": "This is my message body.",
        "lang": "mustache"
      }
    }]
  }],
  "last_update_time": 1551466639295
}

PUT _plugins/_alerting/monitors/<monitor_id>?if_seq_no=3&if_primary_term=1
{
  "type": "monitor",
  "name": "test-monitor",
  "enabled": true,
  "enabled_time": 1551466220455,
  "schedule": {
    "period": {
      "interval": 1,
      "unit": "MINUTES"
    }
  },
  "inputs": [{
    "search": {
      "indices": [
        "*"
      ],
      "query": {
        "query": {
          "match_all": {
            "boost": 1
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }],
  "triggers": [{
    "id": "StaeOmkBC25HCRGmL_y-",
    "name": "test-trigger",
    "severity": "1",
    "condition": {
      "script": {
        "source": "return true",
        "lang": "painless"
      }
    },
    "actions": [{
      "name": "test-action",
      "destination_id": "RtaaOmkBC25HCRGm0fxi",
      "subject_template": {
        "source": "My Message Subject",
        "lang": "mustache"
      },
      "message_template": {
        "source": "This is my message body.",
        "lang": "mustache"
      }
    }]
  }],
  "last_update_time": 1551466639295
}

Sample response

{
  "_id": "Q9aXOmkBC25HCRGmzfw-",
  "_version": 4,
  "_seq_no": 4,
  "_primary_term": 1,
  "monitor": {
    "type": "monitor",
    "name": "test-monitor",
    "enabled": true,
    "enabled_time": 1551466220455,
    "schedule": {
      "period": {
        "interval": 1,
        "unit": "MINUTES"
      }
    },
    "inputs": [{
      "search": {
        "indices": [
          "*"
        ],
        "query": {
          "query": {
            "match_all": {
              "boost": 1
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }],
    "triggers": [{
      "id": "StaeOmkBC25HCRGmL_y-",
      "name": "test-trigger",
      "severity": "1",
      "condition": {
        "script": {
          "source": "return true",
          "lang": "painless"
        }
      },
      "actions": [{
        "name": "test-action",
        "destination_id": "RtaaOmkBC25HCRGm0fxi",
        "subject_template": {
          "source": "My Message Subject",
          "lang": "mustache"
        },
        "message_template": {
          "source": "This is my message body.",
          "lang": "mustache"
        }
      }]
    }],
    "last_update_time": 1551466761596
  }
}

Get monitor

Introduced 1.0

Request

GET _plugins/_alerting/monitors/<monitor_id>

Sample response

{
  "_id": "Q9aXOmkBC25HCRGmzfw-",
  "_version": 3,
  "_seq_no": 3,
  "_primary_term": 1,
  "monitor": {
    "type": "monitor",
    "name": "test-monitor",
    "enabled": true,
    "enabled_time": 1551466220455,
    "schedule": {
      "period": {
        "interval": 1,
        "unit": "MINUTES"
      }
    },
    "inputs": [{
      "search": {
        "indices": [
          "*"
        ],
        "query": {
          "query": {
            "match_all": {
              "boost": 1
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }],
    "triggers": [{
      "id": "StaeOmkBC25HCRGmL_y-",
      "name": "test-trigger",
      "severity": "1",
      "condition": {
        "script": {
          "source": "return true",
          "lang": "painless"
        }
      },
      "actions": [{
        "name": "test-action",
        "destination_id": "RtaaOmkBC25HCRGm0fxi",
        "subject_template": {
          "source": "My Message Subject",
          "lang": "mustache"
        },
        "message_template": {
          "source": "This is my message body.",
          "lang": "mustache"
        }
      }]
    }],
    "last_update_time": 1551466639295
  }
}

Monitor stats

Introduced 1.0

Returns statistics about the alerting feature. Use _plugins/_alerting/stats to find node IDs and metrics. Then you can drill down using those values.

Request

GET _plugins/_alerting/stats
GET _plugins/_alerting/stats/<metric>
GET _plugins/_alerting/<node-id>/stats
GET _plugins/_alerting/<node-id>/stats/<metric>

Sample response

{
  "_nodes": {
    "total": 9,
    "successful": 9,
    "failed": 0
  },
  "cluster_name": "475300751431:alerting65-dont-delete",
  "plugins.scheduled_jobs.enabled": true,
  "scheduled_job_index_exists": true,
  "scheduled_job_index_status": "green",
  "nodes_on_schedule": 9,
  "nodes_not_on_schedule": 0,
  "nodes": {
    "qWcbKbb-TVyyI-Q7VSeOqA": {
      "name": "qWcbKbb",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "MASTER"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 207017,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {}
    },
    "Do-DX9ZcS06Y9w1XbSJo1A": {
      "name": "Do-DX9Z",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "DATA",
        "INGEST"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 230516,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {}
    },
    "n5phkBiYQfS5I0FDzcqjZQ": {
      "name": "n5phkBi",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "MASTER"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 228406,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {}
    },
    "Tazzo8cQSY-g3vOjgYYLzA": {
      "name": "Tazzo8c",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "DATA",
        "INGEST"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 211722,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {
        "i-wsFmkB8NzS6aXjQSk0": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550864912882,
          "running_on_time": true
        }
      }
    },
    "Nyf7F8brTOSJuFPXw6CnpA": {
      "name": "Nyf7F8b",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "DATA",
        "INGEST"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 223300,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {
        "NbpoFmkBeSe-hD59AKgE": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550864928354,
          "running_on_time": true
        },
        "-LlLFmkBeSe-hD59Ydtb": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550864732727,
          "running_on_time": true
        },
        "pBFxFmkBNXkgNmTBaFj1": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550863325024,
          "running_on_time": true
        },
        "hfasEmkBNXkgNmTBrvIW": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550862000001,
          "running_on_time": true
        }
      }
    },
    "oOdJDIBVT5qbbO3d8VLeEw": {
      "name": "oOdJDIB",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "DATA",
        "INGEST"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 227570,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {
        "4hKRFmkBNXkgNmTBKjYX": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550864806101,
          "running_on_time": true
        }
      }
    },
    "NRDG6JYgR8m0GOZYQ9QGjQ": {
      "name": "NRDG6JY",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "MASTER"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 227652,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {}
    },
    "URMrXRz3Tm-CB72hlsl93Q": {
      "name": "URMrXRz",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "DATA",
        "INGEST"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 231048,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {
        "m7uKFmkBeSe-hD59jplP": {
          "running_on_time": true
        }
      }
    },
    "eXgt1k9oTRCLmx2HBGElUw": {
      "name": "eXgt1k9",
      "schedule_status": "green",
      "roles": [
        "DATA",
        "INGEST"
      ],
      "job_scheduling_metrics": {
        "last_full_sweep_time_millis": 229234,
        "full_sweep_on_time": true
      },
      "jobs_info": {
        "wWkFFmkBc2NG-PeLntxk": {
          "running_on_time": true
        },
        "3usNFmkB8NzS6aXjO1Gs": {
          "last_execution_time": 1550863959848,
          "running_on_time": true
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Delete monitor

Introduced 1.0

Request

DELETE _plugins/_alerting/monitors/<monitor_id>

Sample response

{
  "_index": ".opensearch-scheduled-jobs",
  "_id": "OYAHOmgBl3cmwnqZl_yH",
  "_version": 2,
  "result": "deleted",
  "forced_refresh": true,
  "_shards": {
    "total": 2,
    "successful": 2,
    "failed": 0
  },
  "_seq_no": 11,
  "_primary_term": 1
}

Search monitors

Introduced 1.0

Request

GET _plugins/_alerting/monitors/_search
{
  "query": {
    "match" : {
      "monitor.name": "my-monitor-name"
    }
  }
}

Sample response

{
  "took": 17,
  "timed_out": false,
  "_shards": {
    "total": 5,
    "successful": 5,
    "skipped": 0,
    "failed": 0
  },
  "hits": {
    "total": 1,
    "max_score": 0.6931472,
    "hits": [{
      "_index": ".opensearch-scheduled-jobs",
      "_type": "_doc",
      "_id": "eGQi7GcBRS7-AJEqfAnr",
      "_score": 0.6931472,
      "_source": {
        "type": "monitor",
        "name": "my-monitor-name",
        "enabled": true,
        "enabled_time": 1545854942426,
        "schedule": {
          "period": {
            "interval": 1,
            "unit": "MINUTES"
          }
        },
        "inputs": [{
          "search": {
            "indices": [
              "*"
            ],
            "query": {
              "size": 0,
              "query": {
                "bool": {
                  "filter": [{
                    "range": {
                      "@timestamp": {
                        "from": "{{period_end}}||-1h",
                        "to": "{{period_end}}",
                        "include_lower": true,
                        "include_upper": true,
                        "format": "epoch_millis",
                        "boost": 1
                      }
                    }
                  }],
                  "adjust_pure_negative": true,
                  "boost": 1
                }
              },
              "aggregations": {}
            }
          }
        }],
        "triggers": [{
          "id": "Sooi7GcB53a0ewuj_6MH",
          "name": "Over",
          "severity": "1",
          "condition": {
            "script": {
              "source": "_ctx.results[0].hits.total > 400000",
              "lang": "painless"
            }
          },
          "actions": []
        }],
        "last_update_time": 1545854975758
      }
    }]
  }
}

Run monitor

Introduced 1.0

You can add the optional ?dryrun=true parameter to the URL to show the results of a run without actions sending any message.

Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/monitors/<monitor_id>/_execute

Sample response

{
  "monitor_name": "logs",
  "period_start": 1547161872322,
  "period_end": 1547161932322,
  "error": null,
  "trigger_results": {
    "Sooi7GcB53a0ewuj_6MH": {
      "name": "Over",
      "triggered": true,
      "error": null,
      "action_results": {}
    }
  }
}

Get alerts

Introduced 1.0

Returns an array of all alerts.

Request

GET _plugins/_alerting/monitors/alerts

Response

{
  "alerts": [
    {
      "id": "eQURa3gBKo1jAh6qUo49",
      "version": 300,
      "monitor_id": "awUMa3gBKo1jAh6qu47E",
      "schema_version": 2,
      "monitor_version": 2,
      "monitor_name": "Example_monitor_name",
      "monitor_user": {
        "name": "admin",
        "backend_roles": [
          "admin"
        ],
        "roles": [
          "all_access",
          "own_index"
        ],
        "custom_attribute_names": [],
        "user_requested_tenant": null
      },
      "trigger_id": "bQUQa3gBKo1jAh6qnY6G",
      "trigger_name": "Example_trigger_name",
      "state": "ACTIVE",
      "error_message": null,
      "alert_history": [
        {
          "timestamp": 1617314504873,
          "message": "Example error emssage"
        },
        {
          "timestamp": 1617312543925,
          "message": "Example error message"
        }
      ],
      "severity": "1",
      "action_execution_results": [
        {
          "action_id": "bgUQa3gBKo1jAh6qnY6G",
          "last_execution_time": 1617317979908,
          "throttled_count": 0
        }
      ],
      "start_time": 1616704000492,
      "last_notification_time": 1617317979908,
      "end_time": null,
      "acknowledged_time": null
    }
  ],
  "totalAlerts": 1
}

Acknowledge alert

Introduced 1.0

After getting your alerts, you can acknowledge any number of active alerts in one call. If the alert is already in an ERROR, COMPLETED, or ACKNOWLEDGED state, it appears in the failed array.

Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/monitors/<monitor-id>/_acknowledge/alerts
{
  "alerts": ["eQURa3gBKo1jAh6qUo49"]
}

Sample response

{
  "success": [
  "eQURa3gBKo1jAh6qUo49"
  ],
  "failed": []
}

Create destination

Introduced 1.0

Requests

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations
{
  "name": "my-destination",
  "type": "slack",
  "slack": {
    "url": "http://www.example.com"
  }
}

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations
{
  "type": "custom_webhook",
  "name": "my-custom-destination",
  "custom_webhook": {
    "path": "incomingwebhooks/123456-123456-XXXXXX",
    "header_params": {
      "Content-Type": "application/json"
    },
    "scheme": "HTTPS",
    "port": 443,
    "query_params": {
      "token": "R2x1UlN4ZHF8MXxxVFJpelJNVDgzdGNwXXXXXXXXX"
    },
    "host": "hooks.chime.aws"
  }
}

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations
{
  "type": "email",
  "name": "my-email-destination",
  "email": {
    "email_account_id": "YjY7mXMBx015759_IcfW",
    "recipients": [
      {
        "type": "email_group",
        "email_group_id": "YzY-mXMBx015759_dscs"
      },
      {
        "type": "email",
        "email": "example@email.com"
      }
    ]
  }
}

// The email_account_id and email_group_id will be the document IDs of the email_account and email_group you have created.

Sample response

{
  "_id": "nO-yFmkB8NzS6aXjJdiI",
  "_version" : 1,
  "_seq_no" : 3,
  "_primary_term" : 1,
  "destination": {
    "type": "slack",
    "name": "my-destination",
    "last_update_time": 1550863967624,
    "slack": {
      "url": "http://www.example.com"
    }
  }
}

Update destination

Introduced 1.0

When updating a destination, you can optionally include seq_no and primary_term as URL parameters. If these numbers don’t match the existing destination or the destination doesn’t exist, the alerting plugin throws an error. OpenSearch increments the version number and the sequence number automatically (see the sample response).

Request

PUT _plugins/_alerting/destinations/<destination-id>
{
  "name": "my-updated-destination",
  "type": "slack",
  "slack": {
    "url": "http://www.example.com"
  }
}

PUT _plugins/_alerting/destinations/<destination-id>?if_seq_no=3&if_primary_term=1
{
  "name": "my-updated-destination",
  "type": "slack",
  "slack": {
    "url": "http://www.example.com"
  }
}

Sample response

{
  "_id": "pe-1FmkB8NzS6aXjqvVY",
  "_version" : 2,
  "_seq_no" : 4,
  "_primary_term" : 1,
  "destination": {
    "type": "slack",
    "name": "my-updated-destination",
    "last_update_time": 1550864289375,
    "slack": {
      "url": "http://www.example.com"
    }
  }
}

Get destination

Introduced 1.0

Retrieve one destination.

Requests

GET _plugins/_alerting/destinations/<destination-id>

Sample response

{
  "totalDestinations": 1,
  "destinations": [{
      "id": "1a2a3a4a5a6a7a",
      "type": "slack",
      "name": "sample-destination",
      "user": {
        "name": "psantos",
        "backend_roles": [
          "human-resources"
        ],
        "roles": [
          "alerting_full_access",
          "hr-role"
        ],
        "custom_attribute_names": []
      },
      "schema_version": 3,
      "seq_no": 0,
      "primary_term": 6,
      "last_update_time": 1603943261722,
      "slack": {
        "url": "https://example.com"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Get destinations

Introduced 1.0

Retrieve all destinations.

Requests

GET _plugins/_alerting/destinations

Sample response

{
  "totalDestinations": 1,
  "destinations": [{
      "id": "1a2a3a4a5a6a7a",
      "type": "slack",
      "name": "sample-destination",
      "user": {
        "name": "psantos",
        "backend_roles": [
          "human-resources"
        ],
        "roles": [
          "alerting_full_access",
          "hr-role"
        ],
        "custom_attribute_names": []
      },
      "schema_version": 3,
      "seq_no": 0,
      "primary_term": 6,
      "last_update_time": 1603943261722,
      "slack": {
        "url": "https://example.com"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Delete destination

Introduced 1.0

Request

DELETE _plugins/_alerting/destinations/<destination-id>

Sample response

{
  "_index": ".opendistro-alerting-config",
  "_type": "_doc",
  "_id": "Zu-zFmkB8NzS6aXjLeBI",
  "_version": 2,
  "result": "deleted",
  "forced_refresh": true,
  "_shards": {
    "total": 2,
    "successful": 2,
    "failed": 0
  },
  "_seq_no": 8,
  "_primary_term": 1
}

Create email account

Introduced 1.0

Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_accounts
{
  "name": "example_account",
  "email": "example@email.com",
  "host": "smtp.email.com",
  "port": 465,
  "method": "ssl"
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "email_account_id",
  "_version" : 1,
  "_seq_no" : 7,
  "_primary_term" : 2,
  "email_account" : {
    "schema_version" : 2,
    "name" : "example_account",
    "email" : "example@email.com",
    "host" : "smtp.email.com",
    "port" : 465,
    "method" : "ssl"
  }
}

Update email account

Introduced 1.0

When updating an email account, you can optionally include seq_no and primary_term as URL parameters. If these numbers don’t match the existing email account or the email account doesn’t exist, the alerting plugin throws an error. OpenSearch increments the version number and the sequence number automatically (see the sample response).

Request

PUT _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_accounts/<email_account_id>
{
  "name": "example_account",
  "email": "example@email.com",
  "host": "smtp.email.com",
  "port": 465,
  "method": "ssl"
}

PUT _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_accounts/<email_account_id>?if_seq_no=18&if_primary_term=2
{
  "name": "example_account",
  "email": "example@email.com",
  "host": "smtp.email.com",
  "port": 465,
  "method": "ssl"
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "email_account_id",
  "_version" : 3,
  "_seq_no" : 19,
  "_primary_term" : 2,
  "email_account" : {
    "schema_version" : 2,
    "name" : "example_account",
    "email" : "example@email.com",
    "host" : "smtp.email.com",
    "port" : 465,
    "method" : "ssl"
  }
}

Get email account

Introduced 1.0

Request

GET _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_accounts/<email_account_id>
{
  "name": "example_account",
  "email": "example@email.com",
  "host": "smtp.email.com",
  "port": 465,
  "method": "ssl"
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "email_account_id",
  "_version" : 2,
  "_seq_no" : 8,
  "_primary_term" : 2,
  "email_account" : {
    "schema_version" : 2,
    "name" : "test_account",
    "email" : "test@email.com",
    "host" : "smtp.test.com",
    "port" : 465,
    "method" : "ssl"
  }
}

Delete email account

Introduced 1.0

Request

DELETE _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_accounts/<email_account_id>

Sample response

{
  "_index" : ".opendistro-alerting-config",
  "_type" : "_doc",
  "_id" : "email_account_id",
  "_version" : 1,
  "result" : "deleted",
  "forced_refresh" : true,
  "_shards" : {
    "total" : 2,
    "successful" : 2,
    "failed" : 0
  },
  "_seq_no" : 12,
  "_primary_term" : 2
}

Search email account

Introduced 1.0

Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_accounts/_search
{
  "from": 0,
  "size": 20,
  "sort": { "email_account.name.keyword": "desc" },
  "query": {
    "bool": {
      "must": {
        "match_all": {}
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample response

{
  "took" : 8,
  "timed_out" : false,
  "_shards" : {
    "total" : 1,
    "successful" : 1,
    "skipped" : 0,
    "failed" : 0
  },
  "hits" : {
    "total" : {
      "value" : 2,
      "relation" : "eq"
    },
    "max_score" : null,
    "hits" : [
      {
        "_index" : ".opendistro-alerting-config",
        "_type" : "_doc",
        "_id" : "email_account_id",
        "_seq_no" : 8,
        "_primary_term" : 2,
        "_score" : null,
        "_source" : {
          "schema_version" : 2,
          "name" : "example_account",
          "email" : "example@email.com",
          "host" : "smtp.email.com",
          "port" : 465,
          "method" : "ssl"
        },
        "sort" : [
          "example_account"
        ]
      },
      ...
    ]
  }
}

Create email group

Introduced 1.0

Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_groups
{
  "name": "example_email_group",
  "emails": [{
    "email": "example@email.com"
  }]
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "email_group_id",
  "_version" : 1,
  "_seq_no" : 9,
  "_primary_term" : 2,
  "email_group" : {
    "schema_version" : 2,
    "name" : "example_email_group",
    "emails" : [
      {
        "email" : "example@email.com"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Update email group

Introduced 1.0

When updating an email group, you can optionally include seq_no and primary_term as URL parameters. If these numbers don’t match the existing email group or the email group doesn’t exist, the alerting plugin throws an error. OpenSearch increments the version number and the sequence number automatically (see the sample response).

Request

PUT _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_groups/<email_group_id>
{
  "name": "example_email_group",
  "emails": [{
    "email": "example@email.com"
  }]
}

PUT _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_groups/<email_group_id>?if_seq_no=16&if_primary_term=2
{
  "name": "example_email_group",
  "emails": [{
    "email": "example@email.com"
  }]
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "email_group_id",
  "_version" : 4,
  "_seq_no" : 17,
  "_primary_term" : 2,
  "email_group" : {
    "schema_version" : 2,
    "name" : "example_email_group",
    "emails" : [
      {
        "email" : "example@email.com"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Get email group

Introduced 1.0

Request

GET _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_groups/<email_group_id>
{
  "name": "example_email_group",
  "emails": [{
    "email": "example@email.com"
  }]
}

Sample response

{
  "_id" : "email_group_id",
  "_version" : 4,
  "_seq_no" : 17,
  "_primary_term" : 2,
  "email_group" : {
    "schema_version" : 2,
    "name" : "example_email_group",
    "emails" : [
      {
        "email" : "example@email.com"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Delete email group

Introduced 1.0

Request

DELETE _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_groups/<email_group_id>

Sample response

{
  "_index" : ".opendistro-alerting-config",
  "_type" : "_doc",
  "_id" : "email_group_id",
  "_version" : 1,
  "result" : "deleted",
  "forced_refresh" : true,
  "_shards" : {
    "total" : 2,
    "successful" : 2,
    "failed" : 0
  },
  "_seq_no" : 11,
  "_primary_term" : 2
}

Search email group

Introduced 1.0

Request

POST _plugins/_alerting/destinations/email_groups/_search
{
  "from": 0,
  "size": 20,
  "sort": { "email_group.name.keyword": "desc" },
  "query": {
    "bool": {
      "must": {
        "match_all": {}
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample response

{
  "took" : 7,
  "timed_out" : false,
  "_shards" : {
    "total" : 1,
    "successful" : 1,
    "skipped" : 0,
    "failed" : 0
  },
  "hits" : {
    "total" : {
      "value" : 5,
      "relation" : "eq"
    },
    "max_score" : null,
    "hits" : [
      {
        "_index" : ".opendistro-alerting-config",
        "_type" : "_doc",
        "_id" : "email_group_id",
        "_seq_no" : 10,
        "_primary_term" : 2,
        "_score" : null,
        "_source" : {
          "schema_version" : 2,
          "name" : "example_email_group",
          "emails" : [
            {
              "email" : "example@email.com"
            }
          ]
        },
        "sort" : [
          "example_email_group"
        ]
      },
      ...
    ]
  }
}