Log Malformed external ping request; missing cluster-name element within request; from ; content – How To Solve Related Issues



Log Malformed external ping request; missing cluster-name element within request; from ; content – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0



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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Malformed external ping request; missing cluster-name element within request; from ; content” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: discovery, discovery-multicast, ping, Plugin.


Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”malformed external ping request; missing ‘cluster_name’ element within request; from {}; content {}” classname is MulticastZenPing.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 return;
            }

            final String requestClusterName = request.containsKey("cluster_name") ? request.get("cluster_name").toString() : request.containsKey("clusterName") ? request.get("clusterName").toString() : null;
            if (requestClusterName == null) {
                logger.warn("malformed external ping request; missing 'cluster_name' element within request; from {}; content {}"; remoteAddress; externalPingData);
                return;
            }

            if (!requestClusterName.equals(clusterName.value())) {
                logger.trace("got request for cluster_name {}; but our cluster_name is {}; from {}; content {}";




 

Related issues to this log

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