How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Starting GCE discovery service

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Troubleshooting background

To troubleshoot Elasticsearch log “Starting GCE discovery service” it’s important to know common problems related to Elasticsearch concepts: cloud-aws, discovery, discovery-gce, instances, plugins. See below-detailed explanations complete with common problems, examples and useful tips.


To help troubleshoot related issues we have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github , please review the following for further information :

Es 5 5 0 Will Not Start Up With Gce
discuss.elastic.co/t/es-5-5-0-will-not-start-up-with-gce-discovery/94541

 

Es6 4 Will Not Start Up With Gce Di
discuss.elastic.co/t/es6-4-will-not-start-up-with-gce-discovery/150475

 


Log Context

Log ”Starting GCE discovery service” classname is GceInstancesServiceImpl.java
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :

         }

        try {
            gceJsonFactory = new JacksonFactory();

            logger.info("starting GCE discovery service");
            // Forcing Google Token API URL as set in GCE SDK to
            //      http://metadata/computeMetadata/v1/instance/service-accounts/default/token
            // See https://developers.google.com/compute/docs/metadata#metadataserver
            String tokenServerEncodedUrl = GceMetadataService.GCE_HOST.get(settings) +
                "/computeMetadata/v1/instance/service-accounts/default/token";






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