failed to list shard for shard_start on node – How to solve related issues

failed to list shard for shard_start on node – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-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 list shard for shard_start on node ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: node and shard.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “{}: failed to list shard for {} on node [{}]” classname is AsyncShardFetch.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                         if (unwrappedCause instanceof EsRejectedExecutionException ||
                            unwrappedCause instanceof ReceiveTimeoutTransportException ||
                            unwrappedCause instanceof ElasticsearchTimeoutException) {
                            nodeEntry.restartFetching();
                        } else {
                            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("{}: failed to list shard for {} on node [{}]";
                                shardId; type; failure.nodeId()); failure);
                            nodeEntry.doneFetching(failure.getCause());
                        }
                    }
                }




 

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error

Heavy merges detected in specific nodes

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Description

A large number of small shards can slow down searches and cause cluster instability. Some indices have shards that are too small…

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Recommendations Based on your specific ES deployment you should…

Based on your specific ES deployment you should…

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