WIP Alert This is a work in progress. Current information is correct but more content will probably be added in the future.
You can interact with indices on your elasticsearch cluster in many ways.
All examples are compatible with Elasticsearch version 2.x
Here are some example on how to talk to them using the HTTP API.
P.S.: for more detailed information, do
GET /_mappings instead
View information about a single index
Create an index
Delete an index
Close an index
(put an index on standby - it can't serve data but can be reopened later)
Open an index