Partial cluster shutdown received failed shutdown response from – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 1.7-1.7

Briefly, this error occurs when an attempt to partially shut down an Elasticsearch cluster fails. This could be due to network issues, node unresponsiveness, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure all nodes are responsive, and verify that the user has the necessary permissions to perform a shutdown. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs can provide more detailed information about the cause of the failure.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [partial_cluster_shutdown]: received failed shutdown response from [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, cluster, node and response.

Log Context

Log “[partial_cluster_shutdown]: received failed shutdown response from [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                            public void handleException(TransportException exp) {
                                logger.warn("[partial_cluster_shutdown]: received failed shutdown response from [{}]"; exp; node);


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