Configure Solr with Magento Enterprise

Today we will see how to configure Solr with Magento Enterprise. For those who need more input about what Solr is or s/he is beginner then please follow :

Beyond the above article I would like to explain how to install Solr, Because even if you are going to configure Solr on Enterprise magento then Solr must be installed first.

How to install Solr on windows/linux machine:

Pre- Requisite: You should have JDK 6 or above installed in order to Run Solr.

On Windows:

do is to download and install Solr from server. This link contain the all version of Solr. You can download it from there. Its is recommended that you should download . Don’t install -src folder (if you need full install).

Extract the folder at any place. View/change the Solr port. Because this port you need to provide under magento . By default port of Solr is 8983. You can change the port easily by ….

On Linux:

tar -zxvf solr-5.3.0.tgz
cd solr-5.3.0

Now we will come to our primary topic that is Configure Solr with Magento Enterprise

Below are the steps that’s provide information how to configure Solr on Magento Enterrprise

  1. Download and install Solr as per above above instruction. Note: Make sure you are downloading compatible version of Solr. How to check compatibility?
  2. Copy all the files from [magento-installation-root]/lib/Apache/Solr/Conf to [solr-installation-folder]/example/solr/conf folder
  3. Now start Solr based on above command

Instruction to start Solr:

Open command line change directory till your solr folder path then run below command

Cd solr/example

Java -jar start.jar

Now open the browser to validate that your solr instance is working fine.

Instruction to Stop Solr

Open command line where your Solr screen is running then run below command

Press Ctrl+C

  1. Login to magento admin section and go to

System >> Configuration >> Catalog >> Catalog Search

  1. Enter necessary details and click on test connection
  2. The last thing you need to do is the full reindexing. Once you are done with this step then your configuration is done.

Why Solr is an integrated part of magento Enterprise. What is the advantage we may take by applying it.

Yes, You are right Solr is an integral part of enterprise magento . There are a couple of advantage

. Makes site search faster: Site search is one of the pain area of website owners .

. Server all the data of layered navigation through Solr.

How to validate Solr server contain magento data or not?

Create a simple PHP script with below code


$code = file_get_contents('http://localhost:8983/solr/select?q=*.*&wt=php');
eval("\$result = " . $code . ";");

Tag: Magento 1.14.x

The following two tabs change content below.

Chandra Shekhar

GCP Architect
Chandra Shekhar Pandey is Google certified Cloud engineer, I am Magento2 Trained developer. Having huge experience in designing cloud solution. I have around 12 years of experience with world enterprise IT companies and fortune 500 clients. During my architecture design I am always caring about high availability, fast performance and resilient system. From the programmer background I have huge experience in LAMP stack as well. Throughout my carrier I have worked on Retail, E-Learning, Video Conferencing and social media domain. The motive of creating cutehits was just to share the knowledge/solutions I get to know during my day to day life so that if possible I can help someone for same problems/solutions. is a really a very effort for sharing knowledge to rest of the world. For any query/suggestion about same you can contact me on below details:- Email: shekharmca2005 at Phone: +91-9560201363

Latest posts by Chandra Shekhar (see all)

You may also like...