Error while closing Opentelemetry – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.9-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the system encounters an issue while trying to close or terminate the OpenTelemetry process in OpenSearch. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as improper configuration, network issues, or system resources being unavailable. To resolve this issue, you could try restarting the OpenSearch service, checking the configuration of OpenTelemetry, or ensuring that the system has sufficient resources to run the process. Additionally, check for any network issues that might be preventing the process from closing properly.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error while closing Opentelemetry ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: plugins.

Log Context

Log “Error while closing Opentelemetry” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public void close() {
        try {
            ((Closeable) openTelemetry).close();
        } catch (IOException e) {
            logger.warn("Error while closing Opentelemetry"; e);

    public Span createSpan(String spanName; Span parentSpan) {


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