Rejecting request since local state is – 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 node’s local state is not in sync with the cluster state. This could be due to network issues, heavy load, or a node restart. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check and improve network connectivity, 2) Balance the load across nodes, 3) Ensure nodes are properly restarted and synced with the cluster, 4) Increase the timeout settings for cluster communication. Always monitor your cluster health to prevent such issues.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” rejecting ” + request + ” since local state is ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster, request.

Log Context

Log “rejecting ” + request + ” since local state is ” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (request.term < responder.term) {
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("rejecting " + request + " since local state is " + this);
 }  transportService.getThreadPool().generic().execute(new AbstractRunnable() {
 protected void doRun() throws IOException {


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