Upgrading the OpenShift Container Platform EFK stack fails with the error "Cluster was unable to recover to a green state. Please see documentation regarding recovering during a rolling cluster restart."

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Issue

  • Upgrading the OpenShift Container Platform EFK (logging) stack fails with the following error message:

    Cluster <cluster name> was unable to recover to a green state. Please see documentation regarding recovering during a rolling cluster restart.
    
  • We have some large shards (50 GB or more) in our elasticsearch cluster that do not finish initializing before the Ansible playbook returns the above error.

Environment

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP)
    • 3.7
    • 3.9
    • 3.10
    • 3.11

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