JVM home System getProperty java home – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in the specified path. This could be due to incorrect JAVA_HOME environment variable setup or the absence of Java in your system. To resolve this, you can install Java if it’s not installed, or correctly set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the correct Java installation directory. Additionally, ensure that the user running Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the Java directory.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” JVM home [{}]”; System.getProperty(“java.home ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node.

Log Context

Log “JVM home [{}]”; System.getProperty(“java.home” classname is Node.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            if (jvmInfo.getBundledJdk()) {
                logger.info("JVM home [{}]; using bundled JDK [{}]"; System.getProperty("java.home"); jvmInfo.getUsingBundledJdk());
            } else {
                logger.info("JVM home [{}]"; System.getProperty("java.home"));
                    "no-jdk distributions that do not bundle a JDK are deprecated and will be removed in a future release"


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