When you use Open Distro for Elasticsearch Alerting, you create monitors in Kibana. Setting up monitors with a UI is fast and convenient, making it easy to get started. If monitoring is a major workload for your cluster, though, you may have hundreds or even thousands of monitors to create, update, and tune over time. Setting so many monitors using the Kibana UI would be time-consuming and tedious. Fortunately, the Alerting plugin has a REST API that makes it easier for you to manage your monitors from the command line.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://opendistro.github.io/for-elasticsearch/blog/open%20distro%20for%20elasticsearch%20updates/2019/06/Manage-Your-Open-Distro-for-Elasticsearch-Alerting-Monitors-With-odfe-monitor-cli/