Failed while applying cluster state locally – 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 ” Failed while applying cluster state locally ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, discovery and node.

Log Context

Log “Failed while applying cluster state locally [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            public void onFailure(String source; Exception e) {
                ackListener.onNodeAck(transportService.getLocalNode(); e);
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed while applying cluster state locally [{}]"; event.source()); e);
        clusterApplier.onNewClusterState("apply-locally-on-node[" + event.source() + "]"; () -> clusterState; listener);

        try {


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