I have installed version 2.3.0 of Magento and I have received this notification:

Deprecation Notice

Catalog Search is currently configured to use the MySQL engine, which has been deprecated. Consider migrating to one of the Elasticsearch engines now to ensure there are no service interruptions during your next upgrade.

My system is:

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Nginx 1.14.0
  • MySQL 5.7.25

What should I do with this? It is important?

3 Answers 3


Go to

Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog

Open Catalog Search and select Elastic Search 5.0 + enter image description here Flush Magento Cache , do a full reindex, and check again .

If you see Magento 2.3.0 release notes LINK ,

If you still having issues than install Elastic Search 5.x with this steps magento provides Link. It is easy , just follow the steps . This link Link has the steps for ubuntu .

Elasticsearch is now the default search engine in Magento. MySQL search has been deprecated.

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I find it quite irritating they are trying to phase out MySQL searching and forcing people to pay for a 3rd party service....Yes you do have to pay for it if you want it to work properly and be secure.... The free version of elasticsearch lets anyone query sensitive customer data from your website. If you want to add security, you must pay for gold or platinum elasticsearch service.


For me personally I will just refrain from upgrading Magento when MySQL searching officially gets phased out. I'm sitting at Magento 2.3.1.

  • I'm agree with you, finally, I'm using the SQL searching... But I'm using Magento 2.3.1. Do you use any extension to speed up searches?
    – Despotars
    Jul 17, 2019 at 14:32
  • No I do not....However everything still seems to work pretty fast for me on the Gen4 VPS I got from GoDaddy.
    – Andy
    Jul 17, 2019 at 15:12
  • If you install it on the same host, to begin with, it will run on a port that is not by default open in a firewall. So how is it insecure unless paid? Further, if you put it on a separate host, adding a TLS certificate and HTTP auth is merely a step to configuring it, so again how it is insecure unless paid? The cited article seems to mention the paid TLS feature of commercial Elasticsearch, but you can use any TLS terminator (=NGINX) with the freeware version, and that's what Magento itself recommends May 10, 2020 at 19:21

For magento 2.3 the option is here: enter image description here

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