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

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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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: plugin, settings.

Log Context

Log “Failed to update monitoring migration settings”classname  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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