Comment on a practice exam question:
Q: You are thinking through all the things that happen when a Compute Engine instance starts up with a startup script that installs the Stackdriver agent and runs gsutil to retrieve a large amount of data from Cloud Storage. Of the following steps, which is the first one to happen?
A: The service account is created
D: Whether or not it is the default service account, the service account must exist before it can be attached to the instance…
I found that right answer somewhat confusing, since in usually the service account exists beforehand without having anything to do with the instance creation? (And compute engine instance can be created even without a service account)
You’re right; I think I need to update this question. Thanks for raising your concerns about it! And good on you for really thinking this through! 👍