Fetching nodes from external cluster failed – How to solve related issues

Fetching nodes from external cluster failed – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Fetching nodes from external cluster failed ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “Fetching nodes from external cluster [{}] failed” classname is RemoteClusterConnection.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                     });
                } else {
                    listener.onFailure(new IllegalStateException("no seed node left"));
                }
            } catch (CancellableThreads.ExecutionCancelledException ex) {
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("fetching nodes from external cluster [{}] failed"; clusterAlias); ex);
                listener.onFailure(ex); // we got canceled - fail the listener and step out
            } catch (ConnectTransportException | IOException | IllegalStateException ex) {
                // ISE if we fail the handshake with an version incompatible node
                if (seedNodes.hasNext()) {
                    logger.debug(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("fetching nodes from external cluster [{}] failed moving to next node";




 

Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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