So that's the motivation behind this blog post. Within the 7.2 release notes, there's actually a specific list that maps old menu item locations to new ones, but I thought that a little visual representation might help. This post will help you navigate from GSA 7.0 to GSA 7.2.
Basically, the new admin console has mostly the same functionality as the old one. There are a few completely new menu items, but pretty much everything in the old menu is also in the new one. So, this is largely a matter of mapping specific menu items into new menu categories in the new admin console.
|GSA Admin Console home screens - 7.0 on the left, 7.2 on the right.|
On GSA 7.2, we now have Content Sources, Index, Search and Reports. Content Sources only covers the acquisition of content. Index only covers the storage of that content. Search covers any setting that controls search interactions at serve time - this is slightly different from Serving on GSA 7.0, but most menu items that were under Serving are now under Search. Reports only has a few items now: Serving Logs, Search Reports and Search Logs. Most of the items previously under Status and Reports have been moved to Content Sources (Crawl Status, Crawl Queue, some of Real-time Diagnostics), Index (Content Statistics, Export URLs, and Index Diagnostics - formerly known as Crawl Diagnostics), Search (the rest of Real-time Diagnostics) and even Administration (Event Log).
Mapping GSA 7.0 menu items to GSA 7.2 menusIn the following series of screenshots, GSA 7.0 menu items are mapped to the corresponding GSA 7.2 menu items. The items that don't have a match within the currently displayed menus are highlighted in yellow. These items do have a match under another menu. The items that don't have a match at all in the other version are highlighted in green. There's only one of these, and it's a new feature in GSA 7.2: Trusted Applications.
Many GSA 7.0 Crawl and Index menu items are found within Content Sources on GSA 7.2.
|GSA 7.0 Crawl and Index - GSA 7.2 Content Sources|
|GSA 7.0 Crawl and Index - GSA 7.2 Index|
|GSA 7.0 Serving - GSA 7.2 Search|
|GSA 7.0 Serving - GSA 7.2 Content Sources|
|GSA 7.0 Serving - GSA 7.2 Index|
|GSA 7.0 Status and Reports - GSA 7.2 Content Sources|
|GSA 7.0 Status and Reports - GSA 7.2 Index|
|GSA 7.0 Status and Reports - GSA 7.2 Search|
|GSA 7.0 Status and Reports - GSA 7.2 Administration|
|GSA 7.0 Status and Reports - GSA 7.2 Reports|
|GSA 7.0 Connector Administration - GSA 7.2 Content Sources|
|GSA 7.0 Social Connect - GSA 7.2 Search|
|GSA 7.0 Cloud Connect - GSA 7.2 Content Sources|
The Reset Index menu under Administration in GSA 7.0 is now under Index in GSA 7.2.
|GSA 7.0 Administration - GSA 7.2 Index|
|GSA 7.2 Content Sources and submenus|
Start and Block URLs page
|GSA 7.2 - editing a single Start URL|
|GSA 7.2 - Start URL Actions options|