Failed to get wait for yellow status on remote index indexName – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot achieve a yellow status for a specific index, indicating that the index is not fully replicated across all nodes. This could be due to network issues, insufficient resources, or configuration errors. To resolve this, you can check the cluster health and network connectivity, ensure there are enough resources (CPU, memory, disk space), and verify the index settings. If the issue persists, consider reindexing or increasing the timeout value to allow more time for the index to reach the yellow status.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to get wait for yellow status on remote index [” + indexName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “failed to get wait for yellow status on remote index [” + indexName + “]” classname is IndexAuditTrail.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                                logger.debug("have yellow status on remote index [{}] "; indexName);
                                                transitionStartingToInitialized();
                                                start();
                                            };
                                            (e) -> {
                                                logger.error("failed to get wait for yellow status on remote index [" + indexName + "]"; e);
                                                transitionStartingToInitialized();
                                            }));
                        }
                    }

 

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