URL does not contain a scheme – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

URL does not contain a scheme – 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 ” URL does not contain a scheme ” 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: plugin.

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”URL [{}] does not contain a scheme”classname  is HttpRequestTemplate.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  try {
  URI uri = new URI(supposedUrl);
  if (Strings.hasLength(uri.getScheme()) == false) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("URL [{}] does not contain a scheme"; uri);
  scheme = Scheme.parse(uri.getScheme());
  port = uri.getPort() > 0 ? uri.getPort() : scheme.defaultPort();
  host = uri.getHost();
  if (Strings.hasLength(uri.getPath())) {


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