Failed to parse version setting setting with value sValue – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to parse the version setting due to an incorrect or incompatible value. This could be due to a syntax error, a non-existent version, or a version that is not compatible with the current Elasticsearch setup. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax and the value of the version setting. If the syntax and value are correct, check the compatibility of the version with your current Elasticsearch setup. If the version is not compatible, you may need to upgrade or downgrade your Elasticsearch setup.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to parse version setting [” + setting + “] with value [” + sValue + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: settings, version.

Log Context

Log “Failed to parse version setting [” + setting + “] with value [” + sValue + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return defaultVersion;
 try {
 return Version.fromId(Integer.parseInt(sValue));
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new SettingsException("Failed to parse version setting [" + setting + "] with value [" + sValue + "]"; e);
 }  /**
 * @return  The direct keys of this settings


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