Publication – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when there’s a problem with the cluster state publication process in Elasticsearch. This could be due to network issues, node failures, or configuration problems. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between nodes, ensure all nodes are running compatible Elasticsearch versions, and verify your cluster settings. If the problem persists, consider increasing the ‘cluster.publish.timeout’ setting to allow more time for the publication process.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” publication ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “publication” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (currentPublication.isPresent()) {
 assert false : "[" + currentPublication.get() + "] in progress; cannot start new publication";
 logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed publication as already publication in progress";
 publishListener.onFailure(new FailedToCommitClusterStateException("publication " + currentPublication.get() +
 " already in progress"));
 }  assert assertPreviousStateConsistency(clusterChangedEvent);


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