Operation actionName failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an operation or action in Elasticsearch fails to execute successfully. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect syntax, insufficient permissions, or network issues. To resolve this, you can check the syntax of your operation, ensure the user has the necessary permissions, or troubleshoot network connectivity. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” operation ” + actionName + ” failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: broadcast, node.

Log Context

Log “operation ” + actionName + ” failed” class name is TransportBroadcastByNodeAction.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (TransportActions.isShardNotAvailableException(e) == false) {
 synchronized (exceptions) {
 new BroadcastShardOperationFailedException(shardRouting.shardId(); "operation " + actionName + " failed"; e)