Service unavailable when trying to set up opendistro. Getting cluster block exception


I am trying to set up a new ES cluster with the opendistro plugin. I am starting out with one node so far and I can’t do anything with ES from the get go. When I try, “curl -sk https://localhost:9200”, I get
Open Distro Security not initialized. So after looking at my logs, I noticed this:

[2019-07-15T19:14:24,521][INFO ][c.a.o.s.c.ConfigurationRepository] [elasticsearch-1] Will create .opendistro_security index so we can apply default config
2632 [2019-07-15T19:14:54,528][DEBUG][o.e.a.a.i.c.TransportCreateIndexAction] [elasticsearch-1] timed out while retrying [indices:admin/create] after failure (timeout [30s])
2633 org.elasticsearch.cluster.block.ClusterBlockException: blocked by: [SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE/1/state not recovered / initialized];

The service is up and running and I can get to port 9200 and 9300 just fine using telnet, so I know the ports are up and listening. I am at loss as to why this will not start. Any ideas?

I am using ES 7.0.1 with Opendistro

@daleatav Did you manage to get this resolved? If not, can you confirm which way you set up ES and odfe (docker, rpm, etc)