Removing node – How to solve related issues

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Removing node – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Removing node ” 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: node and tribe.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “[{}] removing node [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             for (DiscoveryNode discoNode : currentState.nodes()) {
                String markedTribeName = discoNode.getAttributes().get(TRIBE_NAME_SETTING.getKey());
                if (markedTribeName != null && markedTribeName.equals(tribeName)) {
                    if (tribeState.nodes().get(discoNode.getId()) == null) {
                        clusterStateChanged = true;
              "[{}] removing node [{}]"; tribeName; discoNode);
            // go over tribe nodes; and see if they need to be added


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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