Bootstrapping cancelled – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to initialize or start up properly due to various reasons such as insufficient system resources, incorrect configuration settings, or incompatible versions. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and increase system resources if they are insufficient. 2) Review and correct the Elasticsearch configuration settings. 3) Ensure that the Elasticsearch version is compatible with your system and other software components. 4) Check the Elasticsearch logs for more specific error messages that can help identify the problem.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” bootstrapping cancelled ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “bootstrapping cancelled” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            final Tuple; List> requirementMatchingResult;
            try {
                requirementMatchingResult = checkRequirements(nodes);
            } catch (IllegalStateException e) {
                logger.warn("bootstrapping cancelled"; e);

            final Set nodesMatchingRequirements = requirementMatchingResult.v1();


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