Failed to construct failure response – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to build an error response due to an internal issue, such as a problem with the server or a bug in the software. This can be caused by various factors like incorrect configurations, insufficient resources, or software bugs. To resolve this, you can try restarting the OpenSearch service, checking the server’s resource usage, or updating OpenSearch to the latest version. If the problem persists, you may need to check the OpenSearch logs for more detailed error information and potentially debug the software.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to construct failure response ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: response, rest.

Log Context

Log “failed to construct failure response” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } catch (Exception inner) {
            try {
                return new BytesRestResponse(channel; inner);
            } finally {
                logger.error("failed to construct failure response"; inner);



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