Log Problem fetching instance list for zone – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Problem fetching instance list for zone – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Problem fetching instance list for zone” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: cloud-aws, discovery-gce, instances, plugins.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”Problem fetching instance list for zone {}” classname is GceInstancesServiceImpl.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                // assist type inference
                return instanceList.isEmpty() || instanceList.getItems() == null ?
                    Collections.emptyList() : instanceList.getItems();
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.warn((Supplier>) () -> new ParameterizedMessage("Problem fetching instance list for zone {}"; zoneId); e);
                logger.debug("Full exception:"; e);
                // assist type inference
                return Collections.emptyList();
        }).reduce(new ArrayList(); (a; b) -> {


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Es6 4 Will Not Start Up With Gce Di  

Es 5 5 0 Will Not Start Up With Gce  


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