Cannot manage cluster alerts because alerting is disabled – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.11-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the alerting feature in Elasticsearch is turned off. Alerting is a crucial feature that allows users to get notifications about changes or anomalies in their data. To resolve this issue, you can enable alerting by setting ‘xpack.alerting.enabled’ to ‘true’ in the elasticsearch.yml configuration file. Alternatively, if you’re using Elasticsearch on cloud, you can enable it from the deployment settings. Remember to restart your Elasticsearch instance after making these changes.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot manage cluster alerts because alerting is disabled ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, cluster.

Log Context

Log “cannot manage cluster alerts because alerting is disabled” class name is LocalExporter.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }
 } else {
 errors.add(new ElasticsearchException("cannot manage cluster alerts because exporter is terminated"));
 }
 } else {
 errors.add(new ElasticsearchException("cannot manage cluster alerts because alerting is disabled"));
 }
 }  private void responseReceived(
 final AtomicInteger pendingResponses;

 

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