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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)

Creating a VM instance

Let's look at deploying a virtual machine instance using an machine image. Once the image is deployed, the compute engine automatically starts the instance. The following diagram describes the high-level process of how a machine image can be used to deploy a compute instance. The image archive, which consists of the master boot records and the relevant partitions, is uploaded to cloud storage. You can then create a template/image, persistent disks, and then create a compute instance to boot off these disks:

You can create an instance from an image using the Google Cloud Platform console, the gcloud command-line tool or the API by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your Google Cloud Platform console, select a project and click on VM Instances.
Remember to have the right permissions set on your account to allow you to create instances.
  1. Click on the...