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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)

Deployment Manager

Deployment Manager allows you to create templates of your resources or applications that can easily be deployed ondemand. This allows for automation and management of GCP resources using YAML-based configuration files. For example, if your company has an application that is often deployed, you can create a Deployment Manager template for it and run it every time the application needs to be deployed.

Let's look at some basic concepts of Deployment Manager:

  • Configuration: A configuration describes all the resources that are part of a single deployment. The resources can be anything—GCP compute instances, app engine instances, or storage buckets. The configuration file is written in YAML and consists of each resource type along with its properties. Every resource must have a name, a type, and its properties.
  • Template: Templates are parts of configuration...