Publishing cluster state with version failed for the following nodes – 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 OpenSearch fails to update the cluster state across all nodes. This could be due to network issues, node failures, or configuration problems. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure all nodes are functioning properly, and verify the cluster settings. If a specific node is consistently failing, consider restarting or replacing it. Also, ensure that your OpenSearch version is up-to-date as this could be a bug that’s fixed in a newer version.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” publishing cluster state with version [{}] failed for the following nodes: [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: version, cluster, discovery.

Log Context

Log “publishing cluster state with version [{}] failed for the following nodes: [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            // The failure is logged under debug when a sending failed. we now log a summary.
            Set failedNodes = publishResponseHandler.getFailedNodes();
            if (failedNodes.isEmpty() == false) {
                logger.warn("publishing cluster state with version [{}] failed for the following nodes: [{}]";
                    clusterChangedEvent.state().version(); failedNodes);
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            // ignore & restore interrupt


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