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  1. New zone in South Korea

    We're hoping that the day came that we can use GCE in our country. Amazon, Azure already came and doing wonderful things. I moved out from GCE to local hosting company because of poor latency and customer wants.

    If Korea zone is created, I'll immediately move to GCE.
    Please do a wonderful job.

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      27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello all,

      Based on comments I’m seeing, I want to clarify the topic. This forum is for Google Cloud Platform, ONLY. This suggestion is for opening a GCP service Region in South Korea ONLY. This has no bearing on other Google products or services like Maps, Youtube, GMail, etc. etc.

      If you have product feedback about Google products that are not a part of Google Cloud Platform, please post that feedback using the help and support channels for that product (for example, most Google websites and apps have a “Send Feedback” link in their menus).

      We have no announced timeline to open a South Korea region at this time, however we are very aware of the strong interest here, and appreciate all your feedback. Hopefully we can announce something on our roadmap at a future date.

      Thanks!

    • Support IPV6

      Support IPV6

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        28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • renaming vm

        make it as easy as EC2 :)

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          46 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          I won’t be drawn into an argument about hypothetically how trivial it is or isn’t; I appreciate that people here feel this is extremely simple to implement, but our engineers assure me it is not. The name propagates to many places, including the networking subsystem (for example). All of this has to be updated and tested carefully. Nonetheless, we are in fact working on it.

          For those that say “it’s #N in the list!” – that’s true. It’s that high because we’ve closed many other high ranking feature requests that users here have asked us for. Now this feature is near the top. We truly appreciate your feedback, and your patience, and are working hard every day to try and provide the best, most flexible platform that we can.

        • Backup schedules

          Add the ability to create automatic backup schedules, much like Rackspace and others, for persistent disks. Currently the only way we have to do something like this is to run a cron task from an instance with gcloud commands. Preferably, we'd be able to take snapshots on regular intervals from a simple admin interface instead. Bonus points for adding rolling last n backup capability, like - last three hours, last three days, last three weeks, last three months.

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            22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to change Cloud API access scopes on launched instances

            Being able to change access scopes on an already launched instance should already be possible. It is a little ridiculous to have to disable boot disk deletion, delete the instance, and start a new instance (making sure all the other configuration is the same) just to change access scopes to use a feature you had not considered when first creating the instance. This is something that is very easy to do in AWS using IAM roles/instance profiles.

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              30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hello all, I’m happy to announce that you can now change the service account or access scopes on a stopped VM. This feature is available to all users via a beta command, as documented at https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/access/create-enable-service-accounts-for-instances#changeserviceaccountandscopes

              Thanks for your patience while we completed deploying this feature.

              Note, we are still planning to add the ability to change scopes on a running VM in a future update (it’s at the very top of our list, we know it is a highly requested feature).

            • Restoring a VM to snapshot

              There is a VM on GCP.
              We will take a snapshot of the disk of that VM. And name it as Restore point 1.
              Now after 10 days I want to take my system back to Restore point 1.

              There is no way of doing that.
              Only one way around is to delete this Instance and create new instance with the Snapshot taken. This can lead to following issues- Internal IP address might change. So to resolve this issue, there should be some feature by which one can restore the machine to an older date

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                32 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We’ve just released a feature to Beta which allows you to detach and re-attach boot disks to GCE VMs.

                Using this feature, you may now restore a VM from snapshot by:

                1. Detaching the boot disk from the VM in question ($ gcloud beta compute instances detach-disk INSTANCE_NAME —disk DISK_NAME)

                2. Creating a disk from the snapshot in question

                3. Attaching the disk from step 2 to the VM as the boot disk ($ gcloud beta compute instances attach-disk INSTANCE_NAME —disk NEW_DISK_NAME —boot)

                After restore, the VM will keep its IP address and other properties (e.g. tags, labels, etc.).

                See more info about the feature in the docs:
                https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/disks/detach-reattach-boot-disk

                Down the road, we’re also planning to improve this flow to be “one-click easy.” More updates to come.

              • Add NAT routing as a service

                Allow instances without an external IP address to access the Internet via NAT, using a single external IP address for all instances.

                We often need to connect to client services which are restricted by IP address. We can't whitelist instances' external addresses (even if they had one) because we use managed instance groups and frequently delete and recreate instances when deploying updates, which means the external IP address would change.

                We can work around this by provisioning an instance to act as a NAT router, but the difficulty of doing HSRP-style IP failover at GCE means this adds a single…

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                  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please unblock port 25 (allow outbound mail connections)

                  This is of course already addressed in you documentation, but as far as we're concerned the given answer is inappropriate for us. We do not wish to spam anyone, send mass emails, or abuse the system in any other way. I would expect the service to allow us the chance to prove this and not block such outgoing traffic until any actual offense takes place.
                  I was very pleased to have started work on your platform, but this single issue is likely to force me to search for a different provider.

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                    23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello folks,

                    We are currently testing a new option that may help people send mail without using a third party service. If you are interested in testing this product, please fill out the interest request form here1. Product Management for the feature may reach out to you.

                    We are also continuing to make improvements to our system to allow for some customers that have an established relationship with us to apply for an exception to be able to send directly on port 25. There are a number of IP reputation issues that have to be worked through for such a use case, so it should not be considered a common solution that will meet everyone’s needs.

                    We will have more updates on both of these items over time.

                    1 https://www.google.com/url?q=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScg6ponYf4bc9HftBh4H4LypqpqKm3AS3bEJ20u_EfgTw59GQ/viewform&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=1539107700687000&usg=AFQjCNFJ4f8dyp1OgCLUwjeLWoUKY1-Z6Q

                  • Add memory-utilization graph.

                    On the compute engine page for a particular instance and in general, we should be able to see a memory-utilization graph.

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                      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Scheduled GCE VM instance startup and shutdown

                      I'm using GCE for a small R&D project with limited budget. We would like to be able to start/stop instances automatically on a schedule e.g. to run database instances during office hours but shut them down out of hours to save costs. As far as I can tell, there is no instance scheduler in the current GCE toolset.

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                      • Permit custom DHCP options (DNS servers, domain-names)

                        It would be very helpful if I can specify DHCP options in my networks, minimally the DNS servers. In our use case, we have have a VPN that connects back to our internal network and large amount of infrastructure that does not have external DNS entries. (So the GCP router/DNS server can't see it).

                        It would be much easier if per-network we can just default these entries instead of fixing /etc/resolv.conf post-dhclient

                        Similarly, domain-name, search order, NTP would also be useful.

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                          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi folks,

                          Thanks for the continued input on this item. We are taking a further look at this request, but it is not currently scheduled for implementation (we work in priority order, taking feedback from customers, here, and other sources).

                        • Rename Static IP Addresses

                          Could we have the ability to rename static IP addresses?

                          For example, you may have reserved a static ip address to use as your production ip for your web server, and names it "Production Web IP". Then later on the use of that server may change, and it is no longer used as your production web server, but you need to keep the same IP address (maybe it is registered with some external service as an allowed origin for some service that you will still be using.

                          In this case you will end up with a Static IP Address called…

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                          • Recover deleted instance

                            If an instance is deleted, it is deleted permanently. Could you please provide a recover from trash option if possible?

                            Thank you.

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                            • Add Import/Export OVA

                              Add the possibility to import/export OVA and any other Open Virtualization files.

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                              • Debit card should also be accepted as a valid payment method

                                You should start accepting debit cards as a payment method in India because students cant use gcp and its features since students cant get a credit card in India.

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                                • Automatically create DNS records for GCE instances

                                  When using ephemeral IPs for GCE instances, it would be desirable to have DNS A records automatically created in a Google Cloud DNS zone as soon as the ephemeral IP is bound to the instance. Instead, a developer must either poll the GCE API's instances.get method until the natIP field is populated, or add a startup script to the instance's image that performs a change request against the Google Cloud DNS API creating or updating the record(s) as needed.

                                  I believe this is a common use case, wanting DNS records that map from (instancename.example.com) to the current IP of instancename…

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                                  • VM online resize of CPU/Memory

                                    KVM supports online resize of CPU/memory, but GCE only supports offline resizing.

                                    Online resizing of number of CPUs and memory would be very helpful to be able to handle (rare or frequently recurring) spikes for relational database workloads, where a couple of minutes of downtime to resize would not be an option.
                                    Autoscaling based on system load would of course be a bonus, but is not initially required, as it is easily to script this in any case.

                                    That a VM would have to be live migrated to scale up is completely acceptable IMO.

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                                    • Add internal IP support to gcloud compute ssh command

                                      We keep our clouds behind VPN access. It would be ideal to be able to use the "gcloud compute ssh" command to remote in to machine by the internal IP addresses.

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                                      • Support for Oracle Database

                                        I want to migrate a old system to Google Cloud

                                        I want to use Oracle database in Google Cloud to migrate, but this is not posible.

                                        Other public cloud have this option.

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                                        • Enable editing of Instance Template

                                          Cannot make changes after saving the Instance Template

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