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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By : Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli
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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By: Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli

Overview of this book

Google Cloud, the public cloud platform from Google, has a variety of networking options, which are instrumental in managing a networking architecture. This book will give you hands-on experience of implementing and securing networks in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will understand the basics of Google Cloud infrastructure and learn to design, plan, and prototype a network on GCP. After implementing a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you will configure network services and implement hybrid connectivity. Later, the book focuses on security, which forms an important aspect of a network. You will also get to grips with network security and learn to manage and monitor network operations in GCP. Finally, you will learn to optimize network resources and delve into advanced networking. The book also helps you to reinforce your knowledge with the help of mock tests featuring exam-like questions. By the end of this book, you will have gained a complete understanding of networking in Google Cloud and learned everything you need to pass the certification exam.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Network Infrastructure
Section 2: Network Services and Security
Section 3: Network Operations, Management, and Monitoring
Chapter 9: Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification Preparation

Designing a container IP addressing plan for GKE

In this section, you will learn how to design a scalable GKE cluster to handle large workloads. Moreover, you will learn how to plan IP addressing for the Pods and Services running on your GKE cluster. Finally, you will learn about some recommendations for security in GKE.

Creating scalable GKE clusters

When it comes to achieving high availability in your GKE cluster, the best fit is to go for a regional cluster. Indeed, regional GKE clusters can have multiple Kubernetes control planes across multiple zones, and this improves greatly the resilience of the entire system. A Kubernetes control plane consists of many components, described as follows:

  • kube-apiserver: This component is the frontend of a Kubernetes cluster and allows managers to control the entire cluster via the APIs exposed. Indeed, using the kubectl command-line tool, Kubernetes administrators can talk to the API server directly.
  • etcd: This component stores...