Profiling index templates will not be installed or reinstalled – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to install or reinstall profiling index templates. This could be due to insufficient permissions, incorrect configuration, or a network issue. To resolve this, you can check the user permissions to ensure they have the right to create or modify index templates. Also, verify the Elasticsearch configuration settings for any errors. If it’s a network issue, ensure that Elasticsearch can communicate with the network. Lastly, 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 ” profiling index templates will not be installed or reinstalled ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “profiling index templates will not be installed or reinstalled” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    public void updateTemplatesEnabled(boolean newValue) {
        if (newValue == false) {
  "profiling index templates will not be installed or reinstalled");


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