Publishing cluster state with version failed for the following nodes – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to publish the cluster state to one or more nodes. This could be due to network issues, node failures, or configuration problems. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure all nodes are running and properly configured, and check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information. If the issue persists, consider increasing the cluster state publishing timeout value.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” publishing cluster state with version [{}] failed for the following nodes: [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, discovery, version.

Log Context

Log “publishing cluster state with version [{}] failed for the following nodes: [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            // The failure is logged under debug when a sending failed. we now log a summary.
            Set failedNodes = publishResponseHandler.getFailedNodes();
            if (failedNodes.isEmpty() == false) {
                logger.warn("publishing cluster state with version [{}] failed for the following nodes: [{}]";
                    clusterChangedEvent.state().version(); failedNodes);
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            // ignore & restore interrupt


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