Creating and Configuring a General Purpose Instance

45 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

General-purpose instances are widely used in the GCP environment! Understanding how to create and configure an instance is a pretty important task. In this hands-on lab, we will create and configure a general-purpose instance.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create the General Purpose Instance

In the lab, the correct project is already selected. In the real world, if you have multiple projects, you would want to choose the appropriate project before starting.

  1. From Google Cloud console’s main navigation, choose Compute Engine.
  2. Click Create.
  3. Give your instance a name.
  4. Make sure your instance is in the US-Central-1 region; the zone does not matter.
  5. For Machine Family, click General-purpose and choose e2-medium.
  6. Under Firewall, we are going to choose HTTP and HTTPS.
  7. Click Create.
Verify the Instance Was Created

From the Instance dashboard, verify the instance is up and running.

Additional Resources

You have been tasked with creating an instance for your team's workload. They would like for this instance to be in the Iowa region, available to be connected over HTTP and HTTPS protocols, and use a general purpose instance. They want to go the cheapest route and save the most money possible.

Note: Instead of using a Compute machine instance in the lab, please use a General-purpose E2 series, e2-medium (2 vCPU, 4 GB memory) machine configuration.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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