Initializing – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is starting up but is unable to complete the initialization process. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient system resources, incorrect configuration settings, or issues with the underlying hardware. To resolve this issue, you can try increasing system resources (like memory or disk space), checking and correcting the Elasticsearch configuration settings, or investigating the hardware for any potential issues. If the problem persists, you may need to reinstall Elasticsearch or seek professional assistance.

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

Log Context

Log “initializing …” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         tmpSettings = TribeService.processSettings(tmpSettings);

        ESLogger logger = Loggers.getLogger(Node.class; tmpSettings.get("name"));"version[{}]; pid[{}]; build[{}/{}]"; version; JvmInfo.jvmInfo().pid(); Build.CURRENT.hashShort(); Build.CURRENT.timestamp());"initializing ...");

        if (logger.isDebugEnabled()) {
            logger.debug("using config [{}]; data [{}]; logs [{}]; plugins [{}]";
                    tmpEnv.configFile(); Arrays.toString(tmpEnv.dataFiles()); tmpEnv.logsFile(); tmpEnv.pluginsFile());