ElasticSearch 5.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, fails when started with `network.host` set to

I am running ES 5.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic
JVM Version: 5.1.1, Build: 5395e21/2016-12-06T12:36:15.409Z, JVM: 1.8.0_111

When used (in /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml):
network.host: ""
or network.host:

Elasticsearch starts and fails after few seconds.

When network.host option is not used it starts ok, but binds to localhost.

Logs from journalctl -u elasticsearch.service:
Jan 04 13:17:39 v2-es5-eu systemd[1]: Started Elasticsearch.
Jan 04 13:17:44 v2-es5-eu systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jan 04 13:17:44 v2-es5-eu systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jan 04 13:17:44 v2-es5-eu systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Anyone having similar issues?

None of _global_ or _site_ works as well. When set to _local_ it is fine.
The underlying hardware is EC2 node.

Have a look at the Elasticsearch logs. It is quite likely this is caused by the new bootstrap checks. These are also described in this blog post.


Got this from logs:

[2017-01-04T13:36:23,773][WARN ][o.e.b.ElasticsearchUncaughtExceptionHandler] [v2-es5-eu] uncaught exception in thread [main]
org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.StartupException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No up-and-running global-scope (public) addresses found, got [name:lo (lo), name:eth0 (eth0)]

I set the network.host to _eth0_ then got this:

[2017-01-04T13:48:44,898][ERROR][o.e.b.Bootstrap ] [v2-es5-eu] node validation exception
bootstrap checks failed
memory locking requested for elasticsearch process but memory is not locked

It wasn't a problem when run with _local_, as it was just a Warning.

I've set the:

elasticsearch soft memlock 65536
elasticsearch hard memlock 65536

in /etc/security/limits.conf and checked whether pam_limits.so line is uncommented in /etc/pam.d/su
according to: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/master/setting-system-settings.html

No luck starting ElasticSearch. Still the same ulimits issue.

Decided to temporary disable the bootstrap.memory_lock

Try to change -Xms & -Xmx on /etc/elasticsearc/jvm.options below memory size, e.g.

Then, modify elasticsearch.yml like below and start ES. It works on me

cluster.name: es51_test
node.name: 06a9fb008712

path.data: /var/lib/elasticsearch
path.logs: /var/log/elasticsearch

node.master: true
node.data: true
bootstrap.memory_lock: true
http.port: 9200

discovery.zen.ping.unicast.hosts: ["localhost"]
discovery.zen.minimum_master_nodes: 1
gateway.expected_nodes: 1


@junior_h Thanks, I've set these to 1G, as this is my expected heap size. Problem hasn't gone.
I came across this post: Memory confusion in Ubuntu 16.04
and realized that I don't need to lock the memory as I don't have swap on my node anyway.
Not sure if this might be reason for the memory_lock setting to not work, as it clearly says it's a RLIMIT_MEMLOCK issue.

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