Readiness service stopped – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.2-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to start or continue running the readiness service, which is crucial for checking the system’s readiness to receive and process requests. This could be due to insufficient system resources, configuration issues, or network problems. To resolve this, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking and adjusting the system resources, verifying the network connectivity, or reviewing and correcting the Elasticsearch configuration settings. If the problem persists, you may need to check the Elasticsearch logs for more specific error messages.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” readiness service stopped ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “readiness service stopped” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } catch (InterruptedException | IOException e) {
            logger.warn("error closing readiness service channel"; e);
        } finally {
            this.serverChannel = null;
  "readiness service stopped");

    protected void doClose() {}


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