Log Unexpected error while joining cluster; trying again – How To Solve Related Issues



Log Unexpected error while joining cluster; trying again – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

 

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unexpected error while joining cluster; trying again ” 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: discovery.

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Log Context

Log “Unexpected error while joining cluster; trying again” classname is ZenDiscovery.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                     while (running.get() && joinThreadActive(currentThread)) {
                        try {
                            innerJoinCluster();
                            return;
                        } catch (Exception e) {
                            logger.error("unexpected error while joining cluster; trying again"; e);
                            // Because we catch any exception here; we want to know in
                            // tests if an uncaught exception got to this point and the test infra uncaught exception
                            // leak detection can catch this. In practise no uncaught exception should leak
                            assert ExceptionsHelper.reThrowIfNotNull(e);
                        }






Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Github Issue Number 24027

2 Best Practice For Creating An Index






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