Initiating requested shutdown (using service) – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Initiating requested shutdown (using service) ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, cluster and node.

Log Context

Log “initiating requested shutdown (using service)” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    boolean shutdownWithWrapper = false;
                    if (System.getProperty("elasticsearch-service") != null) {
                        try {
                            Class wrapperManager = settings.getClassLoader().loadClass("org.tanukisoftware.wrapper.WrapperManager");
                  "initiating requested shutdown (using service)");
                            wrapperManager.getMethod("stopAndReturn"; int.class).invoke(null; 0);
                            shutdownWithWrapper = true;
                        } catch (Throwable e) {
                            logger.error("failed to initial shutdown on service wrapper"; e);


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