JVM home System getProperty java home – 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 cannot locate the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) home directory. This is usually due to incorrect or missing JAVA_HOME environment variable. To resolve this issue, you can set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the correct path of your JVM installation. Alternatively, you can specify the JVM path directly in the OpenSearch configuration file. If the error persists, ensure that the JVM version is compatible with your OpenSearch version.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” JVM home [{}]”; System.getProperty(“java.home ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: node.

Log Context

Log “JVM home [{}]”; System.getProperty(“java.home” classname is Node.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            if (jvmInfo.getBundledJdk()) {
                logger.info("JVM home [{}]; using bundled JDK [{}]"; System.getProperty("java.home"); jvmInfo.getUsingBundledJdk());
            } else {
                logger.info("JVM home [{}]"; System.getProperty("java.home"));
                    "no-jdk distributions that do not bundle a JDK are deprecated and will be removed in a future release"


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