Timed out waiting for voting config exclusions – 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 ” timed out waiting for voting config exclusions ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin and cluster.

Log Context

Log “timed out waiting for voting config exclusions”classname  is TransportAddVotingConfigExclusionsAction.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

resolvedExclusions + " to take effect"));
 public void onTimeout(TimeValue timeout) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchTimeoutException("timed out waiting for voting config exclusions "
 + resolvedExclusions + " to take effect"));
 if (allNodesRemoved.test(newState)) {


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