Failed to execute NodeStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to gather statistics about the nodes in the cluster, which is crucial for balancing shards and managing resources. This could be due to network issues, overloaded nodes, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, ensure that all nodes are reachable and operating normally. Check the network connectivity between nodes. If nodes are overloaded, consider adding more nodes or increasing resources. Lastly, verify that OpenSearch has the necessary permissions to execute NodeStatsAction.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to execute NodeStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster, node.

Log Context

Log “Failed to execute NodeStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    if (e instanceof ClusterBlockException) {
                        if (logger.isTraceEnabled()) {
                            logger.trace("Failed to execute NodeStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob"; e);
                    } else {
                        logger.warn("Failed to execute NodeStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob"; e);
                    // we empty the usages list; to be safe - we don't know what's going on.
                    leastAvailableSpaceUsages = Map.of();
                    mostAvailableSpaceUsages = Map.of();


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