Failed to reconnect to node – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-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 reconnect to node ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster and node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

                                // log every 6th failure
                                if ((nodeFailureCount % 6) == 0) {
                                    // reset the failure count...
                                    nodeFailureCount = 0;
                                    logger.warn("failed to reconnect to node {}"; e; node);
                                failureCount.put(node; nodeFailureCount);


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