Ping execution failed – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.3

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is unable to establish a connection with the specified node or cluster. This could be due to network issues, incorrect configuration settings, or the node/cluster being down. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity, verify the configuration settings, or ensure that the node/cluster is up and running. Additionally, check the firewall settings and ensure that the required ports are open. If the issue persists, consider restarting the OpenSearch service or the entire system.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Ping execution failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: ping, discovery.

Log Context

Log “Ping execution failed” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            return response.get();
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            logger.trace("pingAndWait interrupted");
            return new ZenPing.PingCollection();
        } catch (ExecutionException e) {
            logger.warn("Ping execution failed"; e);
            return new ZenPing.PingCollection();



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