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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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      10 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback, it’s great to see the support here for a South Korea region. We don’t have anything to announce at this time, but will make updates here when we do. Our regional deployments are strongly influenced by customer needs, so your feedback is very valuable to us in planning future growth. Thanks!

    • Support IPV6

      Support IPV6

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        14 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  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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          29 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  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).

        • 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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            14 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reverse DNS Record for static IP

            It would be nice to configure own PTR record for reserved static IP.

            Of course, releasing of such IP is not that easy anymore as next user might not like if given IP has weird PTR record of previous user. But short TTL times for PTR records and "ban" a released IP for while (if not doing this already?) will fix this problem.

            243 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              PTR records can now be created under new functionality that is in alpha testing. If you would like to participate in early testing, please complete the form here:

              https://goo.gl/efG1sK

              We may not be able to invite all requestors into the alpha, depending on customer demand, but all users will be able to use the feature when it reaches “beta” status.

            • GPU-enabled instance with high throughput disk and network

              GPU-enabled instance with high throughput disk and network

              190 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                161 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • renaming vm

                  make it as easy as EC2 :)

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                    16 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 94 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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…

                      75 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Import/Export OVA

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

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                          5 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  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.

                          69 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            69 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              67 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                61 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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…

                                  58 votes
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                                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • FreeBSD

                                    I need to use FreeBSD instances.

                                    55 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi, thanks for the request. This is not something Google is likely to publish ourselves, do to very low user interest, however it comes up every once in a while. We’ve talked with some of the FreeBSD maintainers at points in the past and shared best practices for preparing a GCE-ready image, but to our knowledge that work has not been completed. I’m checking internally to see if there are some recent guidelines we can post here if you’d like to make your own.

                                    • Provide Cloud NAS

                                      It would be great to have something like AWS EFS (Cloud based Elastic NFS).

                                      You could consider providing the NAS as AFS (Andrew FS) also, which has much better security for multi-tenant situations, support for Linux, Win, OSX and automatic client side caching, which would be very useful in a lot of HPC situations.

                                      Some sort of GCE provided NAS would simplify the deployment of a project I am working on tremendously.

                                      54 votes
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                                      • Columns configuration in VM Instances grid view

                                        I'd like to configure the VM instances grid view in order to get more information about the instances that I have right there in that view without having to open instances detail.
                                        One of the information that is good to have there is the machine type.

                                        49 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hello all. We have now deployed column configuration options in the UI for the GCE area of our Console. We recognize that there have been several requests for additional columns, and we’re happy to implement those. If you’d like to suggest specific columns, please comment on this feature request and we’ll get to work on them! :)

                                        • Let internal load balancing work with VPN

                                          Forwarding rules for internal load balancing can only be accessed from within GCE, not from networks connected via a VPN. This means we have to run a separate compute instance with haproxy to allow connections from outside GCE. As well as wasting money, this adds a single point of failure.

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