Error adding index template for – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.1-8.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to add an index template due to reasons such as incorrect template syntax, insufficient permissions, or connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure the template syntax is correct and compatible with your Elasticsearch version. Check if the user has the necessary permissions to add templates. Lastly, verify that Elasticsearch is running and accessible.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error adding index template [{}] for [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, template, plugin.

Log Context

Log “error adding index template [{}] for [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     * Called when creation of an index template fails.
     * @param templateName the template name that failed to be created.
     * @param e The exception that caused the failure.
    protected void onPutTemplateFailure(String templateName; Exception e) {
        logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("error adding index template [{}] for [{}]"; templateName; getOrigin()); e);

     * Called when creation of a lifecycle policy fails.
     * @param policy The lifecycle policy that failed to be created.


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