Failed to close node – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to shut down a node. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a network issue, a problem with the node’s configuration, or a resource contention issue. To resolve this, you can try restarting the node, checking the node’s configuration for any errors, or investigating the system’s resources to ensure there’s no contention. If the problem persists, you may need to look into the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to close node {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node, tribe.

Log Context

Log “failed to close node {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    protected void doClose() {
        for (Node node : nodes) {
            try {
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn((Supplier>) () -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to close node {}"; node); e);


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