Cluster_shutdown requested. shutting down in – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cluster_shutdown requested. shutting down in ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, cluster and node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “[cluster_shutdown]: requested; shutting down in [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         if (disabled) {
            throw new ElasticsearchIllegalStateException("Shutdown is disabled");
        final ObjectOpenHashSet nodes = new ObjectOpenHashSet();
        if (state.nodes().isAllNodes(request.nodesIds)) {
  "[cluster_shutdown]: requested; shutting down in [{}]"; request.delay);
            Thread t = new Thread(new Runnable() {
                public void run() {


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