Failure parsing pipeline config – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.6-7.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the configuration of a pipeline due to issues like incorrect syntax, invalid JSON format, or missing required fields. To resolve this, you should first validate your JSON format using a JSON validator. Next, ensure that all required fields are included and correctly named. Also, check for any syntax errors such as missing or extra commas, brackets, or quotes. Lastly, ensure that the pipeline configuration adheres to the Elasticsearch pipeline configuration guidelines.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failure parsing pipeline config [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “failure parsing pipeline config [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    count += pipeline.getProcessors().stream().filter(processor -> processor instanceof InferenceProcessor).count();
                } catch (Exception ex) {
                    logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("failure parsing pipeline config [{}]"; configuration.getId()); ex);
            currentInferenceProcessors = count;


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