Failed to stop node – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 1.7-1.7

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to stop a node. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient system resources, network connectivity issues, or a problem with the node itself. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking the system resources and freeing up if necessary, or investigating the node’s logs for any specific errors. If the problem persists, consider removing and re-adding the node to the cluster.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to stop node {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node and tribe.

Log Context

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

     protected void doStop() throws ElasticsearchException {
        for (InternalNode node : nodes) {
            try {
            } catch (Throwable t) {
                logger.warn("failed to stop node {}"; t; node);