Action getName failure executing update action – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to execute an update action due to issues like incorrect syntax, insufficient permissions, or unavailability of the targeted index. To resolve this, ensure the update syntax is correct and the index exists. Also, check if the user has the necessary permissions to perform the update action. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + action.getName() + “] failure executing update action ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + action.getName() + “] failure executing update action” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            logger.debug(() -> "[" + action.getName() + "] starting executing update action");
            logger.debug(() -> "[" + action.getName() + "] succeeded executing update action");
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            logger.warn(() -> "[" + action.getName() + "] failure executing update action"; ex);
        } finally {
            logger.debug(() -> "[" + action.getName() + "] no longer executing update action");