Last failed join attempt was ago failed to join with – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when a node in the Elasticsearch cluster fails to join the cluster due to network issues, incorrect configuration, or version incompatibility. To resolve this, ensure all nodes are running the same Elasticsearch version. Check the network connectivity between nodes and verify the cluster name is identical across all nodes. Also, check the Elasticsearch configuration files for any errors. If the problem persists, consider increasing the ‘discovery.zen.ping_timeout’ value to allow more time for nodes to join the cluster.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” last failed join attempt was {} ago; failed to join {} with {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, join.

Log Context

Log “last failed join attempt was {} ago; failed to join {} with {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            return Level.INFO;

        void logWarnWithTimestamp() {
            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("last failed join attempt was {} ago; failed to join {} with {}";
                            TimeValue.timeValueMillis(TimeValue.nsecToMSec(System.nanoTime() - timestamp));


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