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Editing an instance in an instance group – network tags

Hi there, I couldn’t edit an instance to add a network tag as it’s managed by an instance group. It recommends removing it from the group to change. I can execute the instructions by creating a similar vm and adding the network tag – but assuming that this isn’t ideal.

P Naik

Hey. Please refer to following discussion (also given in resources):


Things have been updated in Console again

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I had the same situation, and it seems something else has changed giving us though an opportunity to exercise a little bit more creating another instance based on the defined instance template, outside of the MIG, using the same VPC+firewall+subnet+service-account (implied configured when using the instance template)and apply the tag.

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I assume that this video will probably be edited/updated at any time soon.


I ended up using gcloud to add-tags the instance created by IG. The Console does not allow editing instances in IG.

Patty Navarro

That worked for me. Thank you for the suggestion

Dhananjay Tripathi

Thanks for the idea. I used : gcloud compute instances add-tags –tags=open-ssh-tag

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