Ignoring persistent setting not dynamically updateable – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to update a setting in Elasticsearch that is not dynamically updatable. Some settings in Elasticsearch can only be set at startup and cannot be changed afterwards. To resolve this issue, you can either restart your Elasticsearch node with the new setting in the elasticsearch.yml file or, if the setting is dynamically updatable, use the Cluster Update Settings API to change it.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ignoring persistent setting [{}]; not dynamically updateable ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, cluster, persistent and settings.

Log Context

Log “ignoring persistent setting [{}]; not dynamically updateable” classname is TransportClusterUpdateSettingsAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                             changed = true;
                        } else {
                            logger.warn("ignoring persistent setting [{}]; [{}]"; entry.getKey(); error);
                    } else {
                        logger.warn("ignoring persistent setting [{}]; not dynamically updateable"; entry.getKey());

                if (!changed) {
                    return currentState;


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