Failed too many times – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when a specific operation in OpenSearch fails repeatedly due to issues like network problems, insufficient resources, or incorrect configurations. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check your network connectivity and ensure it’s stable. 2) Verify your system resources like CPU, memory, and disk space to ensure they’re sufficient. 3) Review your OpenSearch configurations and correct any errors. 4) If the issue persists, consider restarting your OpenSearch cluster. Always ensure to backup your data before making any major changes.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” {} failed too many times ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “{} failed too many times” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            reason = "disconnected";
                        } else if (exp.getCause() instanceof NodeHealthCheckFailureException) {
                   -> new ParameterizedMessage("{} health check failed"; FollowerChecker.this); exp);
                            reason = "health check failed";
                        } else if (failureCountSinceLastSuccess >= followerCheckRetryCount) {
                   -> new ParameterizedMessage("{} failed too many times"; FollowerChecker.this); exp);
                            reason = "followers check retry count exceeded";
                        } else {
                   -> new ParameterizedMessage("{} failed; retrying"; FollowerChecker.this); exp);


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