Selecting Overview → (gears icon) → System Health displays the System Health dashboard. The Manage Users tab is highlighted.  


The UNUM Configuration System Health module provides functionality to monitor health and performance of the overall system.


Select the System Health to launch the monitoring window.


The dashboard shows an Overview of the health of the system as well as drilldown tabs for Indices and Nodes (clusters).


Pertinent information about each node includes:


  • Number of Nodes
  • Indices
  • Memory Consumption
  • Total number of Shards
  • Unassigned Shards
  • Documents
  • Data Store
  • Uptime
  • Software Version
  • Health Indicator (will always default to display yellow caution if only a single node is active)



As illustrated below system health status warnings are highlighted.


Search Rate, Search Latency, Indexing Rate, Index Latency, Shard Activity and other relevant data points are monitored by default and the associated graphs and charts provide visual feedback about the overall performance of the UNUM.


Upper Dashboard



UNUM Configuration System Health Overview Upper Dashboard


Lower Dashboard



UNUM Configuration System Health Overview Lower Dashboard



Data collection is stopped using the (Pause) icon and restarted using the (Play) icon.

To install the extended features X-Pack License follow the step described below  and follow the on-screen instructions to register for a license and Upload the license to activate the X-Pack.


Installation Steps

    1. Click  the  link: https://register.elastic.co/marvel_register
    2. Provide your details and email address and you will receive an acknowledgment email: “Thank you for using the Elastic Stack and registering for your free Basic license! This license expires on… To download your license, please go to: http://license.elastic.co/registration/download/(data string) Best, The Elastic Team”
    3. Click on the link provided in the email message.
    4. Click Ok  to accept the agreement.
    5. Download  the  ElasticSeach 5.x license and save it as: lic.json
    6. Go  to  https://UNUM_IP_Address/#/settings/health and click on Install XPack License.
    7. Upload  lic.json from the location where you saved the file.




UNUM Configuration System Health Install X-Pack Register for License




UNUM Configuration System Health X-Pack License Code


Refresh Interval


The information displayed is updated based on the selected sampling time which can be selected by clicking on the Time link from 5 seconds to 24 hours (1 day).



UNUM Configuration System Health Refresh Interval


Time Range


Alternately, updates can be turned off. Historical information is displayed by clicking on the Time (Last) icon and can display information from current day up to the last 5 years. The updated time sampling and historical selection is displayed in the tool bar.



UNUM Configuration System Health Time Range



System Health Indices


More granular information is available by clicking on the Indices Tab.


Associated graphs and charts provide visual feedback about the overall performance of the UNUM system. The information displayed is updated based on the selected sampling time which can be selected  by clicking on the Time link from 5 seconds to 24 hours.


Alternately, updates can be turned off. Historical information is displayed by clicking on the Last (time) icon and can display information from current day up to the last 5 years.


The updated time sampling and historical selection is displayed in the tool bar.


Data collection is stopped using the (Pause) icon and restarted using the (Play) icon.



UNUM Configuration System Health Time Range Indices


You can drilldown further into the Indices by selecting any one of the links displayed on the dashboard.


The dashboard then updates with more granular information.



UNUM Configuration System Health Indices Drilldown Overview


Additional Indices information is available selecting the Advanced feature.



UNUM Configuration System Health Drilldown Advanced Tab


System Health Indices over Time



UNUM Configuration System Health Indices



Data Node Indices Historical Information



UNUM Configuration System Health Historical Information


Data Node Indices Drilldown


Quick, Relative and Absolute time drilldown monitoring is achieved by selecting the appropriate icon.


The Quick method displays data from current day up to the last 5 years.



UNUM Configuration System Health Quick Date Drilldown



The Relative and Absolute methods provide a finer level of granularity for selecting data from specific date ranges as illustrated below.



UNUM Configuration System Health Relative Date Range Drilldown



UNUM Configuration System Health Absolute Date Range Drilldown



System Health Nodes


More granular information listing individual Nodes is available by clicking on the Nodes Tab.


Associated graphs and charts provide visual feedback about the overall performance of the UNUM system. The information displayed is updated based on the selected sampling time which can be selected  by clicking on the Time link from 5 seconds to 24 hours.


Alternately, updates can be turned off. Historical information is displayed by clicking on the Last (time) icon and can display information from current day up to the last 5 years.


The updated time sampling and historical selection is displayed in the tool bar.



UNUM Configuration System Health Data Node Dashboard



Similar to the workings of  Indices Tab (see Data Nodes Indices Drilldown above) clicking on the Time link from 5 seconds to 24 hours or the Last (time) icon brings up the same data drilldown interface along with the Quick, Relative and Absolute time drilldowns (see Data Nodes Indices Drilldown above).


The Quick method displays data from current day up to the last 5 years. While the Relative and Absolute methods provide a finer level of granularity for selecting data from specific date ranges (see Data Nodes Indices Drilldown above).


Data collection is stopped using the (Pause) icon and restarted using the (Play) icon.

You can click on an entry in the dashboard to drilldown further to see more granular information about the Node.



UNUM Configuration System Health Data Node Drilldown



Click on the Advanced tab to obtain even more granular information about the Node.



UNUM Configuration System Health Data Node Advanced Drilldown


Note: Additional information on using and configuring UNUM System Heath is available at Elastic.