Exporter is busy installing resources – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to install resources but is unable to do so because the exporter is already busy with another task. This could be due to high load, insufficient resources, or a configuration issue. To resolve this, you could try increasing the system resources, adjusting the Elasticsearch configuration to better handle the load, or checking for any tasks that may be unnecessarily consuming resources and stopping them. If the issue persists, it may be necessary to investigate further into the system logs for more detailed information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” exporter is busy installing resources ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “exporter is busy installing resources” class name is LocalExporter.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 try (ThreadContext.StoredContext ignore = client.threadPool().getThreadContext().stashWithOrigin(MONITORING_ORIGIN)) {
 } else {
 // This shouldn't be changed by now since resource installation should be blocked; but throw an exception for sanity
 throw new ElasticsearchException("exporter is busy installing resources");
 } else {
 // Nothing to setup. Check status flags to see if anything was missed; or if anything is in flight.
 if (errors.size() > 0) {
 // in case we run into scenarios where resource tasks were not created for some reason (like watcher is disabled).


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