Failed to get data frame analytics configs to include in ML usage – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.17-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to retrieve the data frame analytics configurations for Machine Learning usage. This could be due to issues with the ML settings, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, ensure that the ML settings are correctly configured, the user has the necessary permissions to access the data frame analytics configurations, and the network connection to the Elasticsearch cluster is stable. Also, check if the Elasticsearch cluster is running and accessible.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get data frame analytics configs to include in ML usage ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to get data frame analytics configs to include in ML usage” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        // Step 4. Extract usage from data frame analytics configs and then get inference usage
        ActionListener dataframeAnalyticsListener = ActionListener.wrap(response -> {
            addDataFrameAnalyticsUsage(response; analyticsUsage);
        }; e -> {
            logger.warn("Failed to get data frame analytics configs to include in ML usage"; e);

        // Step 3. Extract usage from data frame analytics stats and then request data frame analytics configs
        GetDataFrameAnalyticsAction.Request getDfaRequest = new GetDataFrameAnalyticsAction.Request(Metadata.ALL);


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