How to configure Magento 2 to use Elasticsearch

    October 17, 2019

    How to configure Magento 2 to use Elasticsearch, a versatile search engine for large and varied data sets.

    What you need

    If you are a Nexcess Magento 2 Cloud client:

    Step 1: Configure Magento 2 to use Elasticsearch

    ATTENTION: If you have not already done so, follow the steps provided in How to enable Elasticsearch for your Nexcess Cloud account before continuing. 

    1. Log in to your Magento 2 admin panel.

    2. From your dashboard, select Stores > Configuration.

    3. From the Catalog drop-down menu, select Catalog, then Catalog Search.
    4. From the Search Engine drop-down list, select Elasticsearch 6.0+ (1). Fill the Elasticsearch Server Hostname (2) and Elasticsearch Server Port (3) fields.

      ATTENTION:
      If you are a Magento 2 Nexcess Cloud client, use the information provided in Step 4 of How to enable Elasticsearch for your Magento 2 Cloud account for the Elasticsearch Server Hostname and Elasticsearch Server Port fields.

    5. Click Test Connection. If the test passes, go to Step 2 be;pw. If it fails, either follow the provided recommendations, or contact our 24/7 Support team by email or through your Client Portal.

    Step 2: Refresh your full page cache

    You may perform this step from either the Admin panel or the command line.

    Method 2a: From the Admin Panel

    1. From the dashboard, select System > Cache Management.
    2. Select the Page Cache check box (1), confirm the Refresh selection (2), then click Submit.

    Method 2b: From the command line

    If necessary, see How to generate and view SSH/FTP passwords for your Nexcess Cloud Account.

    Log in to your Magento server, then issue:
    magento cache: clean

    Step 3: Reindex catalog search

    1. Log in to your Magento server.

    2. Enter one of the following commands, but replace the angled brackets (<>) and everything between them with the indicated information.

      ATTENTION
      : If you are a Nexcess Cloud client,  will use your domain name; for example, mydomain.com/bin/magento.

    3. To reindex the catalog search index only:
      php <your_Magento_install_dir>/bin/magento indexer:reindex catalogsearch_fulltext

    4. To reindex all indexers:
      php <your_Magento_install_dir>/bin/magento indexer:reindex

    Reverting to MySQL

    If you experience issues with Elasticsearch and cannot resolve them, repeat Steps 1A-1D, but select MySQL for the Search Engine field and save. Then, repeat Step 2: Refresh your full page cache and Step 3: Reindex catalog search.

    For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our support team by email or through your Client Portal.

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