Async action execution failed during policy trigger – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to execute an asynchronous action during a policy trigger. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient resources, network issues, or a misconfigured policy. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and optimize your resource allocation, ensuring that Elasticsearch has enough memory and CPU. 2) Verify your network connectivity and firewall settings. 3) Review and correct your policy configuration, ensuring it’s properly set up. 4) Check Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” async action execution failed during policy trigger ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “async action execution failed during policy trigger” classname is IndexLifecycleService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            lifecycleRunner.runPeriodicStep(policyName; clusterState.metadata(); idxMeta);
                        }
                    }
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    if (logger.isTraceEnabled()) {
                        logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("async action execution failed during policy trigger" +
                            " for index [{}] with policy [{}] in step [{}]; lifecycle state: [{}]";
                            idxMeta.getIndex().getName(); policyName; stepKey; lifecycleState.asMap()); e);
                    } else {
                        logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("async action execution failed during policy trigger" +
                            " for index [{}] with policy [{}] in step [{}]";

 

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