Query”; “no nodes to search on – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Query”; “no nodes to search on – 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 Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” query”; “no nodes to search on ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: search.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”query”; “no nodes to search on”classname  is SearchScrollAsyncAction.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  public final void run() {
  final ScrollIdForNode[] context = scrollId.getContext();
  if (context.length == 0) {
  listener.onFailure(new SearchPhaseExecutionException("query"; "no nodes to search on"; ShardSearchFailure.EMPTY_ARRAY));
  } else {
  collectNodesAndRun(Arrays.asList(context); nodes; searchTransportService; ActionListener.wrap(lookup -> run(lookup; context);


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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