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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By : Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

Overview of this book

On-premise data centers are costly to manage. If you need a data center but don’t want to deal with a physical one, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the solution. With GCP, you can build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s infrastructure. Google Cloud Platform Administration begins with GCP fundamentals, with the help of which you will deploy your first app and gain an understanding of Google Cloud architecture and services. Furthermore, you will learn how to manage Compute, networking, and storage resources. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to track and manage GCP’s usage, monitoring, and billing access control. You will also be able to manage your GCP's access and permissions. In the concluding chapters, you will explore a list of different developer tools for managing and interacting with the GCP platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to effectively deploy workloads on GCP.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Using the command line

Let's look at using the gcloud command to create a project. gcloud is part of the Google Cloud SDK. You will need to download and install it on your machine in order to use the gcloud commands from your terminal. Alternatively, you may use the cloud shell console from within the browser. Go to to download the relevant package as it applies to your machine and install it:

  1. Once you have installed the SDK on your machine, we need to initialize it. This is done by running the gcloud init command to perform the initial setup tasks. If you ever need to change a setting or create a new configuration, simply re-run gcloud init.
  2. Open the terminal on your machine and type gcloud init. This opens a browser to allow you to log in to your account. If you want to avoid the browser, type gcloud init --console-only.
  3. If you use the -console-only flag, then copy and paste the browser URL in the terminal and then copy the key back into the console:
  1. Enter the numeric choice for the project to use. To create new project, type 2:

  1. Enter a unique project ID and click Enter. This will create a new project.
  2. To list all projects, type gcloud projects list: