Ping execution failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when the Elasticsearch client is unable to connect to the Elasticsearch server. This could be due to network issues, incorrect configuration settings, or the server being down. To resolve this issue, you can check the network connectivity, verify the server’s status, and ensure the correct configuration settings are in place. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for any specific error messages that could help identify the problem.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Ping execution failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: discovery, ping.

Log Context

Log “Ping execution failed” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            return response.get();
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            logger.trace("pingAndWait interrupted");
            return new ZenPing.PingCollection();
        } catch (ExecutionException e) {
            logger.warn("Ping execution failed"; e);
            return new ZenPing.PingCollection();



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