Unable to close index lifecycle services – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to close the index lifecycle services, which are responsible for managing the lifecycle of an index. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a configuration issue, a network problem, or a bug in the software. To resolve this issue, you could try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking the configuration settings related to index lifecycle management, or updating Elasticsearch to the latest version to fix any potential bugs.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to close index lifecycle services ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “unable to close index lifecycle services” class name is IndexLifecycle.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("unable to close index lifecycle services"; e);


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