Error detecting load for node – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.4-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to determine the load on a specific node. This could be due to network issues, node unresponsiveness, or misconfiguration. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure the node is responsive and not overloaded, and verify the node’s configuration settings. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs can provide more detailed information about the cause of the error.

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

Log Context

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

        if (errors.isEmpty() == false) {
            String errorMsg = Strings.collectionToCommaDelimitedString(errors);
            logger.warn("error detecting load for node [{}]: {}"; node.getId(); errorMsg);
            return nodeLoad.setError(errorMsg).build();
        updateLoadGivenTasks(nodeLoad; persistentTasks);
        updateLoadGivenModelAssignments(nodeLoad; assignmentMetadata);
        // if any processes are running then the native code will be loaded; but shared between all processes;


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