Unable to find client with name ” + clientName + ” – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to find client with name ” + clientName + ” ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, plugins, client, repository-azure and azure.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Unable to find client with name [” + clientName + “]”classname  is AzureStorageService.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

* specify the proxy; but a new context is *required* for each call.
 public Tuple> client(String clientName) {
 final AzureStorageSettings azureStorageSettings = this.storageSettings.get(clientName);
 if (azureStorageSettings == null) {
 throw new SettingsException("Unable to find client with name [" + clientName + "]");
 try {
 return new Tuple<>(buildClient(azureStorageSettings); () -> buildOperationContext(azureStorageSettings));
 } catch (InvalidKeyException | URISyntaxException | IllegalArgumentException e) {
 throw new SettingsException("Invalid azure client settings with name [" + clientName + "]"; e);


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