Google Search Appliance documentation has, historically, been pretty good at explaining how the GSA works, but not so good about documenting the allowed ranges for a lot of configuration options. Typically, the way you'd find them out was by exceeding one of them, and seeing that things didn't work as expected. You'd then open a Google support ticket, and the support engineer would tell you, "You can't have more than X of those." This has been mildly frustrating, especially for me as a GSA instructor. When a student asked what the maximum value for a given field is, I'd have to either rely on my own experience or say I didn't know.
13 February 2014
12 February 2014
Google announced the release of Google Search Appliance 7.2 today! Lots of point releases tend to be mostly bug fixes, but this is a major release - with a number of powerful new features! I've already had GSA customers ask me whether they should upgrade, so I thought it would be useful to describe some of the new features in detail.