To provide you with quick start instructions for managing basic Google Compute Engine assets in the RightScale Dashboard.
|Register Google Compute Engine with the RightScale Dashboard||Import a base ServerTemplate from the MultiCloud Marketplace||Launch a Server|
Note: If you have never signed up for a Rackspace account, you will need to carry out that one-time pre-requisite step. To do so, please see the Sign Up for Google Compute Engine tutorial, then return and carry out the three steps in this tutorial.
Important! The Google username you signed in with to request access must match the username that's tied to the Google Project ID that you are adding to the RightScale account. Otherwise, you can add Google as a cloud to the RightScale account, but it will not be usable.
Once you allow access, you will see that the Google Compute Engine cloud is "enabled" under the Clouds tab in the Dashboard. All of your Google Compute Engine resources are now visible under the Clouds menu (Clouds > Google Compute Engine).
Import a ServerTemplate. Although many ServerTemplates from the Multi-Cloud Marketplace would work, for this tutorial use the "Base ServerTemplate for Linux". That ServerTemplate is the "blueprint" for the Server you will launch in the next and final step. Log into the Dashboard and follow the steps below.
Once imported, the ServerTemplate and associated RightScripts are considered part of your "local" collection.
Note: If you have problems finding the ServerTemplate, here is an example full URL (below). You can click on that URL and import the ServerTemplate instead of the steps above. https://my.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Base-ServerTemplate-for-Linux-/lineage/7310
The Server Details dialog is split into two windows: Hardware on the left, and Networking on the right. Provide the following information for each:
The Confirm tab provides a detailed summary of the server you're about to create in the cloud. If you are satisfied with your selections, click Finish to create the server.
After confirming your server creation, you are automatically placed in the correct deployment, viewing the server you just created.
Congratulations! You just launched your first server in GCE using the RightScale Dashboard... in 3 easy steps! In approximately 10 minutes your server state should progress from "pending" to "operational". Don't forget to terminate your server when finished using it to avoid any unneccessary charges.
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