Is it normal for client nodes in a cluster to have high OS memory usage?

I have an elastic cluster with two client nodes. When I look at the /es/_nodes/stats/os metric, I notice the used_percent for each of them is around 95% even though elastic and java are the only thing running on the server. Is this expected?

What version of Elasticsearch are you using? How much total memory is available for each machine, and what percentage of that have you allocated to Java?

You may want to consider Daniel's comment on this older forum topic: Client node crash with OOM exception


I am on elastic 6.8. Here is the OS stats for the cluster, including total/used/free memory in bytes:
Elasticsearch OS Stats
Elasticsearch JVM stats

According to the data above the client node has about 4GB, and the Java heap max is at 1GB/25% of the system memory.

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