Initiating requested shutdown – How to solve related issues

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Initiating requested shutdown – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-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 ” Initiating requested shutdown ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, cluster and node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

                         } catch (Throwable e) {
                            logger.error("failed to initial shutdown on service wrapper"; e);
                    if (!shutdownWithWrapper) {
              "initiating requested shutdown...");
                        try {
                        } catch (Exception e) {
                            logger.warn("Failed to shutdown"; e);
                        } finally {


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