Failed to set monitoring – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to set up monitoring due to issues like incorrect configuration, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, you can check the Elasticsearch and monitoring cluster configurations for any discrepancies. Ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to set up monitoring. Also, verify the network connectivity between the Elasticsearch cluster and the monitoring cluster. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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

Log Context

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

        public void onResponse(Response response) {
            if (response instanceof AcknowledgedResponse) {
                if (((AcknowledgedResponse) response).isAcknowledged()) {
                    logger.trace("successfully set monitoring {} [{}]"; type; name);
                } else {
                    logger.error("failed to set monitoring {} [{}]"; type; name);
            } else {
                logger.trace("successfully handled monitoring {} [{}]"; type; name);
            responseReceived(countDown; true; onComplete; setup);


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