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

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Aug-23, Version: 7.5-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the cluster state for a data transformation operation. This could be due to network issues, insufficient permissions, or a problem with the cluster state. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the network connectivity between the nodes, 2) Verify that the user has the necessary permissions to perform the operation, 3) Check the health of the cluster and fix any issues, 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to update cluster state for 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 transform.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    void persistStateToClusterState(TransformState state; ActionListener> listener) {
        updatePersistentTaskState(state; ActionListener.wrap(success -> {
            logger.debug("[{}] successfully updated state for transform to [{}]."; transform.getId(); state.toString());
        }; failure -> {
            logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to update cluster state for transform."; transform.getId()); failure);



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