Failed to update monitoring migration settings – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update settings related to monitoring migration. This could be due to insufficient permissions, network issues, or incorrect configuration. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to update settings. Check the network connectivity between the nodes. Also, verify the configuration settings for monitoring migration, ensuring they are correct and compatible with your Elasticsearch version. If the issue persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch cluster, but ensure you have a backup as a precaution.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to update monitoring migration settings ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: settings, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to update monitoring migration settings” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 ) {"THREAD NAME: {}" + Thread.currentThread().getName());  // Ensure positive result
 if (clusterUpdateSettingsResponse.isAcknowledged() == false) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Failed to update monitoring migration settings"));
 }  // iterate over all the exporters and refresh the alerts
 Collection enabledExporters = exporters.getEnabledExporters();
 Collection disabledExporterConfigs = exporters.getDisabledExporterConfigs();


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