Failed to update cluster state for data frame transform – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.4-7.4

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the cluster state for a data frame transform due to issues like network problems, insufficient permissions, or a heavy load on the cluster. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure the user has the correct permissions to perform the operation, or reduce the load on the cluster by optimizing queries or increasing resources. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs can provide more details about the cause of the error.

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

Log Context

Log “[{}] failed to update cluster state for data frame transform.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            success -> {
                logger.debug("[{}] successfully updated state for data frame transform to [{}]."; transform.getId(); state.toString());
            failure -> {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to update cluster state for data frame transform.";


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