Last failed join attempt was ago failed to join with – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when a node in the OpenSearch cluster fails to join the cluster due to some issues like network connectivity, incorrect configuration, or version mismatch. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between the nodes, ensure that all nodes have the same OpenSearch version, and verify the cluster settings in the OpenSearch configuration file. Also, check the logs for more detailed error messages that can help identify the root cause.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” last failed join attempt was {} ago; failed to join {} with {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: join, cluster.

Log Context

Log “last failed join attempt was {} ago; failed to join {} with {}” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            return Level.INFO;

        void logWarnWithTimestamp() {
            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("last failed join attempt was {} ago; failed to join {} with {}";
                            TimeValue.timeValueMillis(TimeValue.nsecToMSec(System.nanoTime() - timestamp));


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