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  1. Updating php

    I am using bitnami version of wordpress and I am looking forward to updating the php version of this which is 7.0.31 to 7.2+ , but there is no option to do this as far as I know. An easy solution to updating php to the latest could be a great feature as is known with shared / other hosting companies.

    Otherwise GCP is awesome

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  2. fix error returned from deployment-manager delete

    deployment-manager delete returns error when it shouldn't. I do have active account selected.

    gcloud deployment-manager deployments delete my-depl --configuration=vm.yaml --project=$MYGCPPROJECT
    The following deployments will be deleted:
    - my-depl

    Do you want to continue (y/N)? y

    ERROR: (gcloud.deployment-manager.deployments.delete) You do not currently have an active account selected.
    Please run:

    $ gcloud auth login

    to obtain new credentials, or if you have already logged in with a
    different account:

    $ gcloud config set account ACCOUNT

    to select an already authenticated account to use.
    user01@-SRVC-LTOP-01:~/gcp/gcp_deployment$ gcloud config get-value account
    latenite4@gmail.com
    user01@
    -SRVC-LTOP-01:~/gcp/gcpdeployment$ gcloud config get-value project
    focal-dolphin-676
    user01@**-SRVC-LTOP-01:~/gcp/gcp
    deployment$…

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  3. TPU profiling integration with GCP TPU instance page?

    It wold be cool if on the Compute Engine > TPUs > TPU instance detail page you could just click a button to capture a profile and see the results there on that page alongside other info already there.

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  4. You should tell us what is the pricing for disk image.

    When I am creating the disk image, I am telled I would be priced, when I follow the link to this doc, it is hard to find the section I want, and even no message for how the disk image is priced.

    https://cloud.google.com/compute/pricing?hl=enGB&ga=2.134124622.-1554852137.1550303826&gac=1.57327960.1550305602.CjwKCAiAhpjBRAxEiwAXbniXQOT-nejMOub1Lb2qh1KAgqRM9uvQflsS221sK0cq63GLz9QfwtIaxoCRgAQAvD_BwE

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  5. Ability to transfer the reserved static ip addresses to another GCP project I own

    When transferring k8s cluster to another gcp project due to billing issues, we had to release and reserve the new static ip addresses. But the old ones we had whitelisted on several endpoints, updating which takes quite a while. It would be great if we could just transfer those ip addresses to another gcp project we own.

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  6. Add ability to reduce boot disk size

    It would be nice to be able to reduce boot disk size. Currently there is easy way to increase disk size, but not to reduce.

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  7. Auto applying GCP sizing recommendations for Compute instances based on a label or metadata value.

    Auto applying GCP sizing recommendations for Compute instances based on a label or metadata value. For ex: we can either use a label or metadata value like "auto-apply-recommendations" and set the value to True or False and based on this, Google should auto-apply the sizing recommendation.

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  8. Include Cloud DLP API in the list of APIS to whitelist under "Identity and API access".

    Identity and API access whitelisting should include Cloud DLP API, but it isn't there. The only way to use it is to enable all apis.

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  9. Warn when reaching CPU, disk, IP etc limits instead of just preventing new instances from starting

    Currently when creating servers, if you hit a limit on number of CPUs, total memory/disk etc the first you know of it is when the next server wont build or start - it would be nice to get a Warning so you can get the request in place BEFORE you need the additional services

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  10. Hi, Is it possible to select the multiple disks while creating snapshot scheduler in the same project or from multiple projects as well.

    Hi, Is it possible to select the multiple disks while creating snapshot scheduler in the same project or from multiple projects as well. like,while creating vms from image we see multiple project in image tab.

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  11. cloud sql access from compute enqine

    Hi, maybe I'm missing something but it seems insanely difficult to connect to Cloud SQL postgres instance from compute engine.
    I setup a simple PHP script attempting to connect but getting Error 500 response. The same script on my network is working perfectly. I put a firewall exception in Compute Engine to allow the connection, and Cloud SQL would not allow me to add Compute Engine's IP as its from a private network.
    I cannot really run a LAMP stack as the data needs are very high. Is there any way to enable access? I know this should be possible…

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  12. add Nvidia P100 gpu to us-west 2 (currently there is only an option for the Tesla P4)

    us-west 2 does not have many gpu options only the Tesla P4 and P4 workstation.

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  13. Add Stackdriver agent in COS (Container-Optimized OS)

    The Stackdriver agent is currently not supported by COS. I should be available to be able to use "gcplogs" as Docker logging driver.

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  14. Add time and cost to your tutorials

    It would seem that GCP enables any user to train a resnet50 in 30 minutes for 12.60$. However it is only if ones follows this very specific tutorial: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/how-to-train-a-resnet-image-classifier-from-scratch-on-tpus-on-cloud-ml-engine , from my point of view this tutorial allows no easy modification to the code.
    However, this tutorial https://cloud.google.com/tpu/docs/tutorials/resnet would seem to be more straightforward if one wished to modify the source code. It also uses TPU's and one would expect it to be similar in time and money to the first. But no, following exactly that tutorial leads to a training of more than 4 days and up to 250$…

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  15. Changing the default region or zone is not user friendly

    Changing the default region or zone can use the UI drop-down menu

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  16. restart button

    could you please add a (re)start button instead of a start button? If the server is already running it will restart and if it is offline it starts the server

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  17. Directory Listening

    The ability for Storage Bucket to list directories.

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  18. Directory Listening

    The ability for Storage Bucket to list directories.

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  20. ARM based VMs and Functions

    More energy efficient and low cost, ARM based VMs might be fine. Cluoud Functions may be a good use-case. AWS launched and some other small vendors are on the track.

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    Thanks, we’re of course aware of the industry’s ongoing conversation about different processor options and are always considering possible future offerings, but we don’t have anything to announce at this time.

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