Local node is not part of initial configuration – 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 the local node is not included in the initial cluster configuration of OpenSearch. This could be due to incorrect configuration settings or network issues. To resolve this, ensure that the local node’s IP address and port are correctly specified in the cluster initial master nodes setting. Also, check the network connectivity between the nodes. If the issue persists, consider reconfiguring the cluster, ensuring that all nodes are correctly defined in the initial configuration.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” local node is not part of initial configuration ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: node, cluster.

Log Context

Log “local node is not part of initial configuration” class name is Coordinator.java. We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (votingConfiguration.getNodeIds().contains(getLocalNode().getId()) == false) {
 logger.debug("skip setting initial configuration as local node is not part of initial configuration");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("local node is not part of initial configuration");
 }  final List knownNodes = new ArrayList<>();


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