Cannot manage cluster alerts because exporter is terminated – 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 exporter, which is responsible for sending alerts about the cluster’s health, is terminated or stopped. This could be due to a configuration issue, a crash, or a manual stop command. To resolve this issue, you can restart the exporter, check the configuration settings to ensure they are correct, or investigate the logs to identify if there was a crash and fix the underlying issue.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot manage cluster alerts because exporter is terminated ” 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 exporter is terminated” class name is LocalExporter.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 logger.trace("cannot manage cluster alerts because [.watches] index is not allocated");
 } else if ((watches == null || indexExists) && watcherSetup.compareAndSet(false; true)) {
 addClusterAlertsRemovalAsyncActions(indexExists; asyncActions; pendingResponses; setupListener; errors);
 }
 } 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"));
 }
 }

 

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