Unable to retrieve node FS stats for (version 6.8) – 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 ” Unable to retrieve node FS stats for (version 6.8) ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster and node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Unable to retrieve node FS stats for {}” classname is InternalClusterInfoService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     static void fillDiskUsagePerNode(Logger logger; List nodeStatsArray;
            ImmutableOpenMap.Builder newLeastAvaiableUsages;
            ImmutableOpenMap.Builder newMostAvaiableUsages) {
        for (NodeStats nodeStats : nodeStatsArray) {
            if (nodeStats.getFs() == null) {
                logger.warn("Unable to retrieve node FS stats for {}"; nodeStats.getNode().getName());
            } else {
                FsInfo.Path leastAvailablePath = null;
                FsInfo.Path mostAvailablePath = null;
                for (FsInfo.Path info : nodeStats.getFs()) {
                    if (leastAvailablePath == null) {


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