Virtual Search Tools: Google Search Appliance GSA

December 14, 2010

1. Google Search Appliance virtual edition(Free)

Google Search Appliance


Require  following system condition:

  • Intel ® Pentium ® 4 2.80 Ghz processor (Hyper-Threading technology) or equivalent processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 40 GB available hard disk space
  • Ethernet connection

the reference configuration is recommended:

  • Intel Pentium D processor 915 (dual core) or equivalent processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 40 GB available hard disk space and disk speed of 7200 RPM or faster
  • SATA storage interface or better
  • Ethernet connection

Installation Steps

Follow the steps described in this section to install and set up a virtual version of Google Search Appliance.

Verification of system requirements

Make sure that your system meets the conditions for  running under the requirements.

Download, install and configure VMware software

  1. If you have not installed VMware Player 1.0 (or later) or VMware Server 1.0 (or later), immediately install: or http://www.vmware .com / products / server /
  2. To ensure the integrity of the downloaded file is available, distributed in the Google web site will download the MD5 key with the value of your control, to ensure it is correct. You can MD5 checker (md5sum) free software for comparison.
  3. If you have installed VMware Server, VMware Setup dialog box will pop up asking the network parameters. For the “NAT” and “host to host” network, click Yes.

Download and extract the virtual version of Google Search Appliance

  1. Download the Google Search Appliance virtual version and save it to your hard disk.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file to the local system directory. Do not download the file on a shared network system. If you are using the operating system is Windows or Linux, please use the 7ziputility. Please note that this file is about the size of uncompressed 40 GB.
  3. Please check whether the extraction process creates a named vgsa.{日期} directory.{Date} date of this release.

Start VMware software and run a virtual version of Google Search Appliance

  1. Start VMware Player or Server.
  2. VMware Player screen in the “Command” section, click open and find vgsa.vmx pictures.
  3. Run vgsa.vmx to start the Google Search Appliance.
  4. Wait 5-10 minutes, until the network configuration dialog box prompts “Enabled” status so far.
  5. You can also see in this dialog box version of the Google Search Appliance virtual IP address. Write down this IP address.

Visit the virtual version of Google Search Appliance

Now, you can access through a browser a virtual version of the Google Search Appliance.

  • To access the management interface, enter this URL: http:// <IP address>: 8000. About how to use specific management console page, please click on the top right corner of any page, “Help Center” link.
  • To access the user search page, enter the URL: http:// <IP address>: 80

For the development of Google Search Appliance, please refer to:

2. Google Search Appliance Business Version(Not Free)

Which tools is the most exactly about the Search result.Google search appliance.Because it is provided by google coltd.
The Google Search Appliance (GSA) provides fast, relevant search for your intranet or website. An on-premise, easy-to-deploy solution, the GSA provides your organization with high relevancy right out of the box, can be customized to meet your specific needs, and scales easily as your content grows.

Google Search Appliance builds on its scalable architecture and adds key new features around search quality, access control and connectivity. Learn more about the new features, or read a technology review of the GSA from research

analyst Butler Group.

Two Versions:

Website Search

Bring simple, familiar Google Search to your small business website.

New! GSA 6.8 now includes Cloud Connect, People Search and Dynamic Navigation, providing enhanced collaboration and user experience. Learn more

  • Google-quality search – Indexes up to 300,000 web pages or documents with relevance and business-building results.
  • Familiar and easy to use – Intuitively recognized by site visitors so that they quickly, easily find the information they need to make decisions.
  • High ROI – Effective website search delivers relevancy that has been shown to increase engagement and conversion on all types of websites.
  • Secure – Allows password-protected access to let you manage data privacy.

Intranet Search

Drive engagement and increase conversions with the power of Google search.

  • Familiar, fast search – Indexes up to 300,000 pages of internal content to deliver information to the users who need it.
  • Feature set optimized for small business use – Tailored to search content and applications most likely to be needed in small to mid-size businesses.
  • High ROI – Easy deployment, maintenance, and use means fewer expenses – and lets you get real value out of your existing content and IT investment.
  • Secure – Integrates with document security systems to ensure user-appropriate access.

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4 Responses to Virtual Search Tools: Google Search Appliance GSA

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  2. Mercedes Sidler on January 5, 2011 at 7:53 am

    The largest problem with me is getting visitors. It is really hard to recieve traffic to my websites because there is so much competition out there for the same keyword. Getting to the top page on Google for a keyword is strenuous. I run multiple websites, They are all indexed in Google, however neither are not ranked very well, like on page 12 or something. I only want to do Search Engine Optimization because I don’t have that much investment to be risking adwords and ppc and companies like that.

  3. occupational therapy on January 10, 2011 at 2:42 am

    What a great resource!