Handshake_timeout” + timeout + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Handshake_timeout” + timeout + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “handshake_timeout” + timeout + “” 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: .

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Log Context

Log”handshake_timeout[” + timeout + “]”classname  is TransportHandshaker.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

// to as the payload.
  final Version minCompatVersion = version.minimumCompatibilityVersion();
  handshakeRequestSender.sendRequest(node; channel; requestId; minCompatVersion);
  () -> handler.handleLocalException(new ConnectTransportException(node; "handshake_timeout[" + timeout + "]"));
  success = true;
  } catch (Exception e) {
  handler.handleLocalException(new ConnectTransportException(node; "failure to send " + HANDSHAKE_ACTION_NAME; e));


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 How to Fix Read timed out in Elasticsearch -views 59,352 ,score 33

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