Couldn t store response the node didn t join the cluster yet – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when a node in Elasticsearch is unable to join the cluster. This could be due to network issues, incorrect configuration, or the cluster being in a bad state. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure the cluster settings are correct, and verify the health of the cluster. If the cluster is in a bad state, you may need to restart it. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” couldn’t store response {}; the node didn’t join the cluster yet ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: join, cluster, response, node.

Log Context

Log “couldn’t store response {}; the node didn’t join the cluster yet” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public  void storeResult(Task task; Response response; ActionListener listener) {
        DiscoveryNode localNode = lastDiscoveryNodes.getLocalNode();
        if (localNode == null) {
            // too early to store anything; shouldn't really be here - just pass the response along
            logger.warn("couldn't store response {}; the node didn't join the cluster yet"; response);
        final TaskResult taskResult;
        try {


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