Failed to update ingest pipelines – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the ingest pipelines, which are used to pre-process documents before indexing. This could be due to incorrect pipeline configuration, insufficient permissions, or network issues. To resolve this, you can check and correct the pipeline configuration, ensure the user has the necessary permissions to update pipelines, or troubleshoot network connectivity issues. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster is running and healthy.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to update ingest pipelines ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “failed to update ingest pipelines” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        try {
        } catch (ElasticsearchParseException e) {
            logger.warn("failed to update ingest pipelines"; e);

    synchronized void innerUpdatePipelines(IngestMetadata newIngestMetadata) {
        Map existingPipelines = this.pipelines;