Failed to update ingest pipelines – 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 update the ingest pipelines, which are used to pre-process documents before indexing. This could be due to incorrect pipeline definitions, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, you can verify the pipeline definitions for any errors, ensure the user has the necessary permissions to update pipelines, and check the network connectivity between the nodes. Additionally, check the OpenSearch logs for more detailed error messages that can help pinpoint the exact issue.

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

Log Context

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


        try {
        } catch (OpenSearchParseException e) {
            logger.warn("failed to update ingest pipelines"; e);

    void innerUpdatePipelines(IngestMetadata newIngestMetadata) {
        Map existingPipelines = this.pipelines;


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