» /sys/health

The /sys/health endpoint is used to check the health status of Vault.

» Read Health Information

This endpoint returns the health status of Vault. This matches the semantics of a Consul HTTP health check and provides a simple way to monitor the health of a Vault instance.

Method Path Produces
HEAD /sys/health 000 (empty body)
GET /sys/health 000 application/json

The default status codes are:

  • 200 if initialized, unsealed, and active
  • 429 if unsealed and standby
  • 472 if data recovery mode replication secondary and active
  • 501 if not initialized
  • 503 if sealed

» Parameters

  • standbyok (bool: false) – Specifies if being a standby should still return the active status code instead of the standby status code. This is useful when Vault is behind a non-configurable load balance that just wants a 200-level response.

  • activecode (int: 200) – Specifies the status code that should be returned for an active node.

  • standbycode (int: 429) – Specifies the status code that should be returned for a standby node.

  • drsecondarycode (int: 472) – Specifies the status code that should be returned for a DR secondary node.

  • sealedcode (int: 503) – Specifies the status code that should be returned for a sealed node.

  • uninitcode (int: 501) – Specifies the status code that should be returned for a uninitialized node.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/health

» Sample Response

This response is only returned for a GET request.

Note: replication_perf_mode and replication_dr_mode reflect the state of the active node in the cluster; if you are querying it for a standby that has just come up, it can take a small time for the active node to inform the standby of its status.

{
  "initialized": true,
  "sealed": false,
  "standby": false,
  "replication_perf_mode": "disabled",
  "replication_dr_mode": "disabled",
  "server_time_utc": 1516639589,
  "version": "0.9.1",
  "cluster_name": "vault-cluster-3bd69ca2",
  "cluster_id": "00af5aa8-c87d-b5fc-e82e-97cd8dfaf731"
}