Interrupted while waiting for initial discovery state – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is interrupted during its initial discovery phase. This could be due to network issues, configuration errors, or a slow system. To resolve this, ensure that your network is stable and check your OpenSearch configuration for any errors. If the system is slow, consider optimizing it for better performance. Additionally, increasing the discovery initial state timeout might help if the system is consistently slow.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Interrupted while waiting for initial discovery state ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: node, discovery.

Log Context

Log “Interrupted while waiting for initial discovery state” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }; state -> state.nodes().getClusterManagerNodeId() != null; initialStateTimeout);  try {
 } catch (InterruptedException e) {
 throw new OpenSearchTimeoutException("Interrupted while waiting for initial discovery state");
 }  injector.getInstance(HttpServerTransport.class).start();


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