Query”; “no nodes to search on – 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 ” query”; “no nodes to search on ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

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);


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