The Elasticsearch Clusters page of the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch console displays the basic information of Elasticsearch clusters. This page also allows you to create clusters, configure alerting, add tags to clusters, update cluster statuses, export a cluster list, customize a cluster list, and manage clusters.

Log on to the Elasticsearch console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters to go to the Elasticsearch Clusters page. The Elasticsearch Clusters page displays all the Elasticsearch clusters that are within your Alibaba Cloud account and created in the current region. This page also allows you to perform the following operations.
Operation Description
Create a cluster You can click Create to go to the buy page of Elasticsearch and create an Elasticsearch cluster. For more information, see Create an Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster.
Enable or disable alerting You can click Alarms to enable the alerting feature for Elasticsearch in the CloudMonitor console. By default, this feature is disabled. After you enable this feature, CloudMonitor creates alert rules to detect exceptions such as abnormal cluster status, high disk usage (> 75%), and high JVM heap memory usage (> 85%). These rules are applied to all Elasticsearch clusters within your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information, see Configure cluster alerting.
Add tags to clusters If you have a large number of Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch clusters, you can add tags to them for easy management. Each tag consists of a key and a value. You can use tag keys and values to further classify clusters. For more information, see Manage cluster tags.
Update cluster statuses You can click the Refresh icon in the upper-right corner to update the statuses of Elasticsearch clusters. After an Elasticsearch cluster is created, it is in the Initializing state. You can click the Refresh icon to update the status of the cluster. After the value of Status for the cluster changes to Active, you can use the cluster.
Export the cluster list The export feature allows you to customize a cluster list and export it. Click the Download icon icon in the upper-right corner. In the Export dialog box, configure the Export Mode and Translate Heading parameters, select the columns that you want to export, and then click OK.
  • Export Mode: the mode that is used to export the cluster list. Valid values: All and Selected. Default value: All.
  • Translate Heading: specifies whether to translate headings. Valid values: Yes and No. Default value: Yes. If you set this parameter to Yes, exported headings are in Chinese. If you set this parameter to No, exported headings are in English, such as instanceId and description.
  • Custom: customizes the columns to export: Cluster ID, Cluster Name, Tag, Version, Cluster Type, Data Nodes, Specification, Zone, Billing Method, Created At, VPC ID, and Network Type. By default, all these columns are exported. You can also select columns based on your business requirements.
Customize a cluster list Click the Select Filters icon icon in the upper-right corner. In the Select Filters dialog box, you can select display items based on your business requirements. Cluster ID/Name and Actions are dimmed. You cannot select or clear them.
View the cluster list You can choose the columns that you want to display in the cluster list. The cluster list includes the following columns: Cluster ID/Name, Tag, Status, Version, Cluster Type, Data Nodes, Specifications, Zone, Billing Method, and Created At.
View the basic information of a cluster You can click the ID of a cluster in the Cluster ID/Name column. On the Basic Information page, view the basic information of the cluster. For more information, see View the basic information of a cluster.
Manage clusters You can find the desired cluster and click Manage in the Actions column. On the page that appears, you can perform operations such as upgrading or downgrading the configuration of the cluster, viewing logs, configuring security settings, and configuring plug-ins.
Switch the billing method from pay-as-you-go to subscription This feature is suitable only for pay-as-you-go clusters. You can find the desired cluster and choose More > Switch to Subscription in the Actions column. On the Switch to Subscription page, change the billing method of the cluster. For more information, see Subscription.
Update the configuration of a cluster You can find the desired cluster and choose More > Upgrade Configuration or More > Downgrade Configuration in the Actions column to update the configuration of the cluster on the Upgrade/Downgrade page. For more information, see Upgrade the configuration of a cluster or Downgrade the configuration of a cluster.
Release a cluster This feature is suitable only for pay-as-you-go clusters. You can find the desired cluster and choose More > Release in the Actions column. In the Release message, click OK.
Warning After a cluster is released, data stored in the cluster cannot be recovered. We recommend that you back up data before you release a cluster. For more information, see Create manual snapshots and restore data from manual snapshots.