Failed to derived initial-shards from value ; ignore allocation for – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to derived initial-shards from value ; ignore allocation for ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: allocation and shard.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “[{}][{}] failed to derived initial_shards from value {}; ignore allocation for {}” classname is PrimaryShardAllocator.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                     }
                } else {
                    requiredAllocation = Integer.parseInt(initialShards);
                }
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn("[{}][{}] failed to derived initial_shards from value {}; ignore allocation for {}"; shard.index(); shard.id(); initialShards; shard);
            }
        }

        return nodesAndVersions.allocationsFound >= requiredAllocation;
    }




 

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