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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)

Preemptible VM instances

Preemptible instances are VM instances that can be created at a much lower price than a regular instance. The only difference is that the compute engine can terminate these instances if those resources need to be reclaimed for other tasks. Preemptible instances also have a 24-hour limit after which they are terminated.

If GCP determines that their data center load is increasing, they can, selectively, terminate your pre emptive VM instance, which can cause application disruption. It is very important that premptible instances be used only for applications that are fault-tolerant or batch-processing jobs.

Due to the limitations of preemptible instances, preemptible instances are not covered by any service level agreement.

Preemptible instances are created during VM instance creation. Just set the Preemptibility option to On to change the instance to a preemptible...