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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

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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