Command missing the node parameter – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an Elasticsearch command is executed without specifying the required ‘node’ parameter. This parameter is necessary to identify the node on which the operation should be performed. To resolve this issue, you can either specify the node parameter directly in your command or set a default node in your Elasticsearch configuration. Additionally, ensure that the node you’re specifying exists and is accessible.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] command missing the node parameter ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: routing, allocation, node, cluster.

Log Context

Log “[{}] command missing the node parameter” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (shardId == -1) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command missing the shard parameter"; NAME);
 if (nodeId == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command missing the node parameter"; NAME);
 return new CancelAllocationCommand(index; shardId; nodeId; allowPrimary);
 }  @Override


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