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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)

Administering a cluster

Let's look at doing some hands-on labs to deploy our cluster. Our goal here is to deploy a simple Kubernetes cluster and review its different functions.

When you create a cluster, you specify the number of node instances. This number becomes the default node pool. A node pool is basically a grouping of nodes that are identical to each other. You can create multiple node pools if needed or add to the node pools if required. Node pools are useful when you need to schedule pods that require different sets of resources. For example, you can create a node pool of small compute instances and another node pool with SSD-backed storage instances. Node pools also allow you to make changes to nodes without affecting the entire cluster and other node pools:

  1. Log in to your GCP account and create a new project called KubeCluster.
  2. If this is the first time, Google...