Interrupted while launching autodetect – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.14-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch’s machine learning feature, autodetect, is interrupted during its launch process. This could be due to insufficient resources, a sudden shutdown, or a network issue. To resolve this, you can try increasing the system resources, ensuring the system is stable and not prone to sudden shutdowns, or checking the network connectivity. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that could provide further insight into the issue.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] Interrupted while launching autodetect ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] Interrupted while launching autodetect” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            logger.warn("[{}] Interrupted while launching autodetect"; job.getId());
        } catch (IOException e) {
            String msg = "[" + job.getId() + "] Failed to launch autodetect";
            throw ExceptionsHelper.serverError(msg + " on [" + clusterService.getNodeName() + "]"; e);


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