Failed to open job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.14-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to open a job due to reasons such as insufficient memory, incorrect job configuration, or a problem with the underlying hardware. To resolve this issue, you can try increasing the memory allocation for Elasticsearch, checking the job configuration for any errors, or investigating the hardware for any potential issues. If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch service or the entire server.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to open job ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: task, plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] failed to open job” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                } else {
            } else if (autodetectProcessManager.isNodeDying() == false) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to open job"; jobTask.getJobId()); e2);
                failTask(jobTask; "failed to open job: " + e2.getMessage());


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