Failure during recommission action – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.5-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an issue with the recommissioning process of a node in an OpenSearch cluster. Recommissioning is the process of bringing a node back into the cluster after it has been decommissioned. The error could be due to network issues, node configuration problems, or insufficient resources. To resolve this, you can check the node’s network connectivity, verify its configuration settings, or ensure it has enough resources (CPU, memory, disk space) to rejoin the cluster. Additionally, checking the OpenSearch logs can provide more details about the specific cause of the failure.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failure during recommission action [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “failure during recommission action [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                return newState;

            public void onFailure(String source; Exception e) {
                logger.error(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failure during recommission action [{}]"; source); e);

            public void clusterStateProcessed(String source; ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {


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