Failed to get monitoring watch – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.16-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to retrieve a monitoring watch, which is a set of instructions to regularly check data and trigger responses when certain conditions are met. This could be due to a misconfiguration, a network issue, or the watch not existing. To resolve this issue, you can check the watch configuration for errors, ensure the watch exists, and verify network connectivity. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information. If the watch is not needed, consider disabling it to prevent the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to get monitoring watch [{}] ” 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 monitoring watch [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public void onFailure(Exception e) {
            responseReceived(countDown; false; () -> {}; watcherSetup);

            if ((e instanceof IndexNotFoundException) == false) {
                logger.error((Supplier>) () -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to get monitoring watch [{}]"; uniqueWatchId); e);



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