Updating autodetect failed for job update – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.17-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update the machine learning job configuration due to issues like insufficient permissions, incorrect job ID, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to update the job. Also, verify that the job ID is correct and the job exists. Lastly, check your network connection to the Elasticsearch cluster to ensure it’s stable and reliable.

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

Log Context

Log “[{}] Updating autodetect failed for job update [{}]” classname is JobManager.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            if (isJobOpen(clusterService.state(); request.getJobId())) {
                updateJobProcessNotifier.submitJobUpdate(UpdateParams.fromJobUpdate(jobUpdate); ActionListener.wrap(isUpdated -> {
                    if (isUpdated) {
                    } else {
                        logger.error("[{}] Updating autodetect failed for job update [{}]"; jobUpdate.getJobId(); jobUpdate);
                    e -> logger.error(
                        () -> format(
                            "[%s] Updating autodetect failed with an exception; job update [%s] ";