Can not start azure storage client – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2-2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to initialize the Azure Storage Client, which is often due to incorrect configuration settings or missing dependencies. To resolve this issue, you can verify your Azure Storage settings in the Elasticsearch configuration file. Ensure that the Azure Storage account name and key are correct. Also, check if the necessary Azure plugins are installed and up-to-date. If the problem persists, you may need to reinstall Elasticsearch or the Azure plugin, ensuring that all dependencies are correctly installed.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” can not start azure storage client: {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cloud-aws, cloud-azure, plugins, repository-azure and storage.

Log Context

Log “can not start azure storage client: {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

"]. It can not be longer than 2;147;483;647ms.");
        } catch (Exception e) {
            // Can not start Azure Storage Client
            logger.error("can not start azure storage client: {}"; e.getMessage());

    public boolean doesContainerExist(String container) {


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