No local shard info found – 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 find the local shard information. This could be due to a misconfiguration, a network issue, or a problem with the shard allocation. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the OpenSearch configuration for any errors. 2) Verify the network connectivity between the nodes. 3) Use the OpenSearch shard allocation API to check the status of the shards and reallocate them if necessary. 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting the OpenSearch nodes.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” {} no local shard info found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: shard.

Log Context

Log “{} no local shard info found” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    shard != null ? shard.getLatestReplicationCheckpoint() : null
            logger.trace("{} no local shard info found"; shardId);
            return new NodeGatewayStartedShards(clusterService.localNode(); null; false; null);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            throw new OpenSearchException("failed to load started shards"; e);


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