Query”; “no nodes to search on – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Query”; “no nodes to search on – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (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);

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Elastic Search Give an error No alive nodes found in your cluster -views 25,502 ,score 8

Elasticsearch – No node available -views   22,142,score 5

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