Bootstrapping cancelled – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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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: bootstrap and 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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