Unknown node ” + nodeId + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Unknown node ” + nodeId + ” – 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 Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unknown node ” + nodeId + ” ” 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: replication and node.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”unknown node [” + nodeId + “]”classname  is TransportReplicationAction.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

final long maxSeqNoOfUpdatesOrDeletes;
  final ActionListener listener) {
  String nodeId = replica.currentNodeId();
  final DiscoveryNode node = clusterService.state().nodes().get(nodeId);
  if (node == null) {
  listener.onFailure(new NoNodeAvailableException("unknown node [" + nodeId + "]"));
  final ConcreteReplicaRequest replicaRequest = new ConcreteReplicaRequest(
  request; replica.allocationId().getId(); primaryTerm; globalCheckpoint; maxSeqNoOfUpdatesOrDeletes);
  final ActionListenerResponseHandler handler = new ActionListenerResponseHandler(listener;


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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