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ERROR: (gcloud.compute.ssh) Could not fetch resource: – Failed to find project value

when I put in the command

gcloud comput ssh myhappyvm

it asks me for the zone and when I type yes, it gives me the above error

ERROR: (gcloud.compute.ssh) Could not fetch resource:

  • Failed to find project value

1 Answers

This issue happens, if the VM is created in Zone-1 and you are trying to SSH the VM in Zone-2. As a best practice, it is better to set configuration (compute/zone) to the zone where VM is created or us parameter "–zone " in your ssh command.

Here is a sample test commands to re-create the issue and a proper fix:

Create test-vm in us-east1-b zone using following command

gcloud compute instances create test-vm   

Trying to SSH with setting configuration or "–zone" parameter. Getting the same error as you are getting.

**gcloud compute ssh test-vm**  
Did you mean zone [us-east1-c] for instance: [test-vm] (Y/n)?  y  
ERROR: (gcloud.compute.ssh) Could not fetch resource:  
 - The resource 'projects/playground-s-11-5aa0ad1e/zones/us-east1-c/instances/test-vm' was not found  
cloud_user_p_9e74b613@cloudshell:~ (playground-s-11-5aa0ad1e)$

Trying to SSH again with "–zone" parameter

**gcloud compute ssh --zone us-east1-b test-vm**  
Linux test-vm 4.19.0-13-cloud-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.160-2 (2020-11-28) x86_64  
The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;  
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the  
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.  
Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent  
permitted by applicable law.  
Last login: Mon Jan  4 14:50:26 2021 from  

Please note that the very first time you SSH using gcloud command, it may ask you for a passphrase, you can just press enter and move forward.

Hope this helps!

Aleksandar Hristovski

In addition to the above, about the zones, also just check the spelling and syntax of your command.

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