Policy Running enrich policy – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Policy Running enrich policy ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Policy [{}]: Running enrich policy” classname is EnrichPolicyRunner.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         this.maxForceMergeAttempts = maxForceMergeAttempts;

    public void run() {
        logger.info("Policy [{}]: Running enrich policy"; policyName);
        task.setStatus(new ExecuteEnrichPolicyStatus(ExecuteEnrichPolicyStatus.PolicyPhases.RUNNING));
        // Collect the source index information
        final String[] sourceIndices = policy.getIndices().toArray(new String[0]);
        logger.debug("Policy [{}]: Checking source indices [{}]"; policyName; sourceIndices);
        GetIndexRequest getIndexRequest = new GetIndexRequest().indices(sourceIndices);


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