Failed to run ready delete operations – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to execute delete operations due to issues like insufficient permissions, lack of resources, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, you can check if the user has the necessary permissions to perform delete operations. If permissions are not the issue, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has enough resources (CPU, memory, disk space) to perform the operation. Lastly, check your network connectivity to ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster is reachable.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to run ready delete operations ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete.

Log Context

Log “Failed to run ready delete operations” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                return currentState;

            public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                logger.warn("Failed to run ready delete operations"; e);

            public void clusterStateProcessed(ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {


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