Failed to shutdown the remote connection – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to close a remote connection. This could be due to network issues, a bug in the software, or the remote server being unresponsive. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting Elasticsearch, checking the network connection, or investigating the health and status of the remote server. If the problem persists, consider updating Elasticsearch to the latest version to fix any potential bugs.

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

Log Context

Log “Failed to shutdown the remote connection” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            try {
                logger.debug("Shut down remote connection");
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.error("Failed to shutdown the remote connection"; e);
            } finally {


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