No instance available for ignoring – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to find an instance to ignore during a cluster operation. This could be due to a misconfiguration or a network issue. To resolve this, you can check the cluster’s configuration and ensure all instances are correctly set up and network connectivity is stable. Also, verify the instance you’re trying to ignore is correctly identified in your command or configuration. If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch service or the entire cluster to refresh the connections.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] no instance available for [{}]; ignoring… ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “[{}] no instance available for [{}]; ignoring…” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

      * NOTE: this method swallows all exceptions thrown from the close method of the injector and logs them as debug log
    private void closeInjectorResource(ShardId shardId; Injector shardInjector; Class extends Closeable>... toClose) {
        for (Class extends Closeable> closeable : toClose) {
            if (closeInjectorOptionalResource(shardId; shardInjector; closeable) == false) {
                logger.warn("[{}] no instance available for [{}]; ignoring... "; shardId; closeable.getSimpleName());



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