Failed to set current term to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7-7.5

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the current term in the cluster state. This could be due to a network issue, a node failure, or a problem with the cluster state. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch node, checking the network connectivity, or investigating the cluster state for any inconsistencies. If the problem persists, you may need to consider reconfiguring your cluster or upgrading your Elasticsearch version.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to set current term to {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Failed to set current term to {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public void setCurrentTerm(long currentTerm) {
            try {
            } catch (WriteStateException e) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("Failed to set current term to {}"; currentTerm); e);



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