Hi all, For the GCS-GCE Challenge lab, I started by creating the new project in the "User account". When I attempted the 2nd step of creating the GCE VM instance, the console prompted that it couldn’t create unless i have the billing account enabled. Because it is the user account, i couldn’t create the billing account. When i logged as the admin account, i am unable to see the project that i created. Is it the only way to continue the lab is to create the billing account and proceed or am i missing something?
thank you in advance for your help,
Whenever you create a project it will need to be linked to a billing account to use services.
You can do this via console: https://cloud.google.com/billing/docs/how-to/modify-project
or via cloud shell using the gcloud alpha command set: https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/alpha/billing/accounts/projects/link
should turn out something like this:
gcloud alpha billing accounts projects link
To find your Billing Account ID head to Billing -> Manage Billing Accounts
and find it in the list
All of the above should be doable through the user account if setup as per this course’s introduction.
Hope this helps.
Let me know how you go.
Looks like there is a (hidden or new) limit of only 3 projects on user account within free tier
to the OP, if you havent sorted this already, check this thread:
hi all, the issue was i had created several projects for trying out something and never realized that i went above the limit. once i learnt this. i had to delete the unwanted projects and then started all over again. That solved the problem. thank you Ryan, Akin, Matt for sharing your ideas. thanks.
This is now a beta command:
gcloud beta billing projects link <project id> --billing-account=<billing id>
Yep, beta command, i had to log out/login again to even see my new project and then in Console i noted it needed to be linked to billing so figured out the gcloud for that and did the linking and then came here to check the answers to validate. To list your billing id, run "gcloud beta billing accounts list"