Failed to update node information for ClusterInfoUpdateJob within timeout – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.11

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the node information within the specified timeout period. This could be due to network issues, heavy load on the cluster, or slow disk I/O operations. To resolve this issue, you can increase the timeout setting, optimize your cluster to handle the load better, or check your network connectivity. If the problem persists, consider upgrading your hardware or adding more nodes to your cluster to improve performance.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to update node information for ClusterInfoUpdateJob within {} timeout ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, node.

Log Context

Log “Failed to update node information for ClusterInfoUpdateJob within {} timeout” classname is InternalClusterInfoService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            }
        });

        try {
            if (nodeLatch.await(fetchTimeout.getMillis(); TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS) == false) {
                logger.warn("Failed to update node information for ClusterInfoUpdateJob within {} timeout"; fetchTimeout);
            }
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            Thread.currentThread().interrupt(); // restore interrupt status
        }

 

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