command missing the shard parameter – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

command missing the shard parameter – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” command missing the shard parameter ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: routing, shard, allocation and cluster.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”[{}] command missing the shard parameter”classname  is MoveAllocationCommand.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

}
  if (index == null) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command missing the index parameter"; NAME);
  }
  if (shardId == -1) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command missing the shard parameter"; NAME);
  }
  if (fromNode == null) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command missing the from_node parameter"; NAME);
  }
  if (toNode == null) {

Run the Check-Up to get customized recommendations like this:

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Heavy merges detected in specific nodes

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Description

A large number of small shards can slow down searches and cause cluster instability. Some indices have shards that are too small…

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Recommendations Based on your specific ES deployment you should…

Based on your specific ES deployment you should…

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X-PUT curl -H [a customized recommendation]

 

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