OnFailedQueryPhase listener listener failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue during the query phase and the listener that handles failed queries also fails. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a bug in the code, a network issue, or a problem with the Elasticsearch cluster. To resolve this issue, you could try debugging the code to identify any potential bugs, check the network connection, or inspect the health and configuration of your Elasticsearch cluster. Additionally, ensure that your Elasticsearch version is up-to-date and compatible with your system.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” onFailedQueryPhase listener [” + listener + “] failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, shard, query.

Log Context

Log “onFailedQueryPhase listener [” + listener + “] failed” classname is SearchOperationListener.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public void onFailedQueryPhase(SearchContext searchContext) {
            for (SearchOperationListener listener : listeners) {
                try {
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.warn(() -> "onFailedQueryPhase listener [" + listener + "] failed"; e);



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