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

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Background

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To troubleshoot log “Malformed external ping request; missing cluster-name element within request; from ; content” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts discovery, discovery-multicast, ping, Plugin. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

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 {}";




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