Successfully cleared voting config exclusion for deleting the decommission – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.4-2.4

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Briefly, this error occurs when an OpenSearch node is decommissioned and the voting configuration exclusion that was set for it is successfully cleared. This is part of the process of safely removing a node from the cluster. It’s not an error but an informational message indicating a successful operation. If you see this message, it means the node was successfully removed from the cluster. No action is needed unless you didn’t intend to remove this node. In that case, you would need to add the node back to the cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” successfully cleared voting config exclusion for deleting the decommission. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “successfully cleared voting config exclusion for deleting the decommission.” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         * And hence it is safe to remove the exclusion if any. User should make conscious choice before decommissioning awareness attribute.
        decommissionController.clearVotingConfigExclusion(new ActionListener() {
            public void onResponse(Void unused) {
      "successfully cleared voting config exclusion for deleting the decommission.");

            public void onFailure(Exception e) {


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