JobId Normalization failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.17-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to normalize the JobId due to incorrect formatting or invalid characters. This could be due to a mismatch between the JobId format expected by Elasticsearch and the one provided. To resolve this issue, ensure that the JobId is correctly formatted according to Elasticsearch’s requirements. Also, check for any special characters that might be causing the normalization to fail. If the problem persists, consider reindexing your data or using a different JobId.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobId + “] Normalization failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + jobId + “] Normalization failed” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.error("[" + jobId + "] Normalization failed"; e);
                } finally {
            } else {
                logger.warn("[{}] request to normalize null quantiles"; jobId);


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