Failed to update search pipelines – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.7-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is unable to update the search pipelines due to issues like insufficient permissions, incorrect pipeline configuration, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the user permissions, verify the pipeline configuration for any errors, and ensure that the network connection to the OpenSearch cluster is stable and reliable. Additionally, checking the OpenSearch logs can provide more detailed information about the cause of the error.

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

Log Context

Log “failed to update search 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 search pipelines"; e);

    void innerUpdatePipelines(SearchPipelineMetadata newSearchPipelineMetadata) {
        Map existingPipelines = this.pipelines;


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