Error adding index template for request was not acknowledged – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.2-7.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to acknowledge the addition of an index template. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as network issues, incorrect template syntax, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check your network connection and ensure Elasticsearch is running properly. 2) Review the syntax of your index template to ensure it’s correct. 3) Verify that you have the necessary permissions to add an index template. 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting Elasticsearch.

In addition we recommend you run the Elasticsearch Template Optimizer to fix problems in your data modeling.

It will analyze your templates to detect issues and improve search performance, reduce indexing bottlenecks and optimize storage utilization. The Template Optimizer is free and requires no installation.

Log Context

Log “error adding index template [{}] for [{}]; request was not acknowledged” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                new ActionListener() {
                    public void onResponse(AcknowledgedResponse response) {
                        if (response.isAcknowledged() == false) {
                            logger.error("error adding index template [{}] for [{}]; request was not acknowledged";
                                templateName; getOrigin());