Warmersedit

Index warming allows to run registered search requests to warm up the index before it is available for search. With the near real time aspect of search, cold data (segments) will be warmed up before they become available for search. This includes things such as the filter cache, filesystem cache, and loading field data for fields.

Warmup searches typically include requests that require heavy loading of data, such as aggregations or sorting on specific fields. The warmup APIs allows to register warmup (search) under specific names, remove them, and get them.

Index warmup can be disabled by setting index.warmer.enabled to false. It is supported as a realtime setting using update settings API. This can be handy when doing initial bulk indexing: disable pre registered warmers to make indexing faster and less expensive and then enable it.

Index Creation / Templatesedit

Warmers can be registered when an index gets created, for example:

curl -XPUT localhost:9200/test -d '{
    "warmers" : {
        "warmer_1" : {
            "types" : [],
            "source" : {
                "query" : {
                    ...
                },
                "aggs" : {
                    ...
                }
            }
        }
    }
}'

Or, in an index template:

curl -XPUT localhost:9200/_template/template_1 -d '
{
    "template" : "te*",
    "warmers" : {
        "warmer_1" : {
            "types" : [],
            "source" : {
                "query" : {
                    ...
                },
                "aggs" : {
                    ...
                }
            }
        }
    }
}'
Note

Coming in 1.4.0.

On the same level as types and source, the query_cache flag is supported to enable query caching for the warmed search request. If not specified, it will use the index level configuration of query caching.

Put Warmeredit

Allows to put a warmup search request on a specific index (or indices), with the body composing of a regular search request. Types can be provided as part of the URI if the search request is designed to be run only against the specific types.

Here is an example that registers a warmup called warmer_1 against index test (can be alias or several indices), for a search request that runs against all types:

curl -XPUT localhost:9200/test/_warmer/warmer_1 -d '{
    "query" : {
        "match_all" : {}
    },
    "aggs" : {
        "aggs_1" : {
            "terms" : {
                "field" : "field"
            }
        }
    }
}'

And an example that registers a warmup against specific types:

curl -XPUT localhost:9200/test/type1/_warmer/warmer_1 -d '{
    "query" : {
        "match_all" : {}
    },
    "aggs" : {
        "aggs_1" : {
            "terms" : {
                "field" : "field"
            }
        }
    }
}'

All options:

PUT _warmer/{warmer_name}

PUT /{index}/_warmer/{warmer_name}

PUT /{index}/{type}/_warmer/{warmer_name}

where

{index}

* | _all | glob pattern | name1, name2, …

{type}

* | _all | glob pattern | name1, name2, …

Instead of _warmer you can also use the plural _warmers.

Note

Coming in 1.4.0.

The query_cache parameter can be used to enable query caching for the search request. If not specified, it will use the index level configuration of query caching.

Delete Warmersedit

Warmers can be deleted using the following endpoint:

[DELETE] /{index}/_warmer/{name}

where

{index}

* | _all | glob pattern | name1, name2, …

{name}

* | _all | glob pattern | name1, name2, …

Instead of _warmer you can also use the plural _warmers.

GETting Warmeredit

Getting a warmer for specific index (or alias, or several indices) based on its name. The provided name can be a simple wildcard expression or omitted to get all warmers.

Note

Coming in 1.4.0.

The API will always include a warmers section, even if there aren’t any warmers. Previous versions would not return the warmers section.

Some examples:

# get warmer named warmer_1 on test index
curl -XGET localhost:9200/test/_warmer/warmer_1

# get all warmers that start with warm on test index
curl -XGET localhost:9200/test/_warmer/warm*

# get all warmers for test index
curl -XGET localhost:9200/test/_warmer/