Connect a VPC Network and Cloud Function

45 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab demonstrates the techniques you’ll need to connect a Cloud Function to a GCP resource over an internal network using a Serverless VPC Access controller.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Enable APIs

Enable all the necessary APIs to create and connect a Cloud Function to an internal VPC network.

Set Up an Internal Wiki

Establish an open-source implementation of a wiki to be available only on the internal VPC.

Connect a New Cloud Function to a Serverless VPC Access Controller

Create a Cloud Function that would access the wiki via an internal VPC connection.

Additional Resources

In this scenario, your team leader has asked you to do the initial setup on a private, internal-only wiki that would be displayed when triggered by a yet-to-be-determined trigger. You decide to use an open-source wiki that would be triggered by a HTTP-driven Cloud Function.


Cloud Function code:

import functions_framework
import urllib

def get_wikimedia(request):
        url = "http://[INTERNAL_IP]/wiki/Main_Page"
        req = urllib.request.Request(url)
        response = urllib.request.urlopen(req)
    except Exception as e:
        return str(e)

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