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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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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, request, plugin and bulk.

Log Context

Log “no body content for monitoring bulk request”classname  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(MONITORING_VERSION + " [" + version + "] is not supported by "


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