Retry execution of step for index failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.6-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to execute a step for an index, often due to network issues, insufficient resources, or a problem with the index itself. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check the health of your network and ensure stable connectivity. 2) Verify that your Elasticsearch cluster has enough resources (CPU, memory, disk space). 3) Check the index for any issues, such as corruption or incorrect settings, and fix them. 4) Retry the operation after addressing the issue. If the problem persists, consider seeking expert help.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” retry execution of step [{}] for index [{}] failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, plugin.

Log Context

Log “retry execution of step [{}] for index [{}] failed” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            nowSupplier; stepRegistry; true);

                    public void onFailure(String source; Exception e) {
                        logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("retry execution of step [{}] for index [{}] failed";
                            failedStep.getKey().getName(); index); e);

                    public void clusterStateProcessed(String source; ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {


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