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

Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters. The Clusters page appears. This page shows all Elasticsearch clusters in the current region under your account. You can perform the following operations on this page.
Operation Description
View the cluster list You can choose columns you want to display in the cluster list. The cluster list includes these columns: Cluster ID/Name, Tag, Status, Version, Cluster Type, Data Nodes, Cluster Specification, Zone, Billing Method, and Created At.
View basic cluster information Click a cluster ID in the Cluster ID/Name column to navigate to the Basic Information page. For more information, see View the basic information of a cluster.
Create a cluster Click Create to navigate to the buy page and create a cluster. For more information, see Create an Elasticsearch cluster.
Enable/disable alerting You can click Alarms to enable the alerting feature for Elasticsearch in the Cloud Monitor console. By default, this feature is disabled. After you enable it, Cloud Monitor creates alert rules to detect exceptions such as abnormal cluster status, high disk usage (> 75%), and high JVM heap memory (> 85%). These rules are applied to all Elasticsearch clusters under your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information, see Configure the monitoring and alerting feature in CloudMonitor.
Bind tags to clusters If you have a large number of Elasticsearch clusters, you can bind tags to them for easy management. A tag is composed of a key-value pair. You can use keys and values to further classify clusters. For more information, see Manage cluster tags.
Update cluster status 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 Status of 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, specify Export Mode and Translate Heading, select the columns you want to export, and 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 as required.
Customize a cluster list Click the Customize a cluster list icon in the upper-right corner. In the Select Filters dialog box, select columns as required. Cluster ID/Name and Actions are dimmed. You cannot select or clear them.
Manage clusters Click Manage in the Actions column. On the page that appears, you can perform operations such as upgrading the cluster, viewing logs, configuring security settings, and configuring plug-ins.
Switch to subscription This feature applies only to pay-as-you-go clusters. Find your cluster, click More in the Actions column, and select Switch to Subscription. On the Confirm Order page, change the billing method of the cluster.
Update the configuration of a cluster Find your cluster, click More in the Actions column, and select Update Configuration to navigate to the Update page. Then, modify the cluster configuration. For more information, see Upgrade the configuration of a cluster.
Release a cluster This feature applies only to pay-as-you-go clusters. Find your cluster, click More in the Actions column, and select Release. In the Release message, click OK.
Warning After a cluster is released, all data on the cluster cannot be recovered. We recommend that you back up data before you release a cluster. For more information, see Commands for creating snapshots and restoring data.