No body content for monitoring bulk request – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to execute a bulk request for monitoring purposes, but the request body is missing. This could be due to a malformed request or an issue with the monitoring system. To resolve this, ensure that the bulk request is correctly formatted with the necessary body content. Also, check the monitoring system to ensure it’s properly configured to send the correct requests. If the issue persists, consider debugging the request to identify any potential issues.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” no body content for monitoring bulk request ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: rest, bulk, request, plugin.

Log Context

Log “no body content for monitoring bulk request” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (Strings.isEmpty(intervalAsString)) {
 throw new IllegalArgumentException("no [" + INTERVAL + "] for monitoring bulk request");
 }  if (false == request.hasContentOrSourceParam()) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("no body content for monitoring bulk request");
 }  final MonitoredSystem system = MonitoredSystem.fromSystem(id);
 if (isSupportedSystemVersion(system; version) == false) {
 throw new IllegalArgumentException(


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