OnFollowerCheckRequest: current term is – 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 ” onFollowerCheckRequest: current term is ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

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 “onFollowerCheckRequest: current term is [“classname  is Coordinator.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

synchronized (mutex) {
 ensureTermAtLeast(followerCheckRequest.getSender(); followerCheckRequest.getTerm()); 
 if (getCurrentTerm() != followerCheckRequest.getTerm()) {
 logger.trace("onFollowerCheckRequest: current term is [{}]; rejecting {}"; getCurrentTerm(); followerCheckRequest);
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("onFollowerCheckRequest: current term is ["
 + getCurrentTerm() + "]; rejecting " + followerCheckRequest);
 // check if node has accepted a state in this term already. If not; this node has never committed a cluster state in this
 // term and therefore never removed the NO_MASTER_BLOCK for this term. This logic ensures that we quickly turn a node


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