JVM arguments – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when there are issues with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) arguments that Elasticsearch uses. These arguments control aspects like memory allocation and garbage collection. Incorrect settings can lead to errors or suboptimal performance. To resolve this, you can adjust the JVM options in the jvm.options file located in the Elasticsearch config directory. Ensure that the memory allocation is appropriate for your system’s resources and that other settings are correctly configured. Also, make sure you’re using a supported version of Java. If the problem persists, consider seeking help from an Elasticsearch expert.

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

Log Context

Log “JVM arguments {}” classname is Node.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            logger.info("JVM home [{}]; using bundled JDK [{}]"; System.getProperty("java.home"); jvmInfo.getUsingBundledJdk());
            logger.info("JVM arguments {}"; Arrays.toString(jvmInfo.getInputArguments()));
            if (Build.CURRENT.isProductionRelease() == false) {
                    "version [{}] is a pre-release version of Elasticsearch and is not suitable for production";


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