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  1. Bug: the 'command line' link in the console results in deprecated scripts.

    I tried using a script provided by 'command line' link (for example, I've chosen different options when creating a new VM instance in the console, then used 'command line' link to get a script that will create the instance for me in future uses).
    When I try to use the script I get an error " We noticed that you are using space-separated lists, which are deprecated. Please transition to using comma-separated lists instead".
    Seems like the command line scripts that the console generates are outdated.

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Unfortunately this post got overlooked, but we’ll investigate. Thanks for the report.

  2. More local SSDs space for larger isntances

    Local SSD scratch space is independent of the instance type and each instance can only support a maximum of 4 SSDs each with 375 GB. This is a barrier for running big data workloads which require a high amount of local storage capacity per node. Can you please increase the local SSD scratch space for larger instances (VMs with 8 / 16 / 32 CPUs)?

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  3. 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.

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    started  ·  Paul Nash responded

    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! :)

  4. Allow for extended scroll with using Tmux in HTERM

    Currently it is not possible to enable tmux to retain excess stdout data and scroll through it. It only retains what is in the current pane.

    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=331616

    Looks to be possible, though I am not an expert. It would just be really nice to have full featured tmux... That way I can fully develop within a single chrome tab.

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  5. operating system windows 7

    operating system windows 7

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    We are currently studying whether this might be feasible using the Sole Tenant option GCE now offers.

  6. More real-time graphical feedback on resource usage

    The graphical UI makes life so much easier when it comes to managing resources at-a-glance, but the minimum increment for time is hourly. It'd be nice to be able to see whether something is eating up the CPU over the past 5, 15, and 30 minutes, with refreshes every 5-10 seconds.

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, we’ll investigate this, but if you really need that kind of metrics detail, you may be better served by a more dedicated monitoring tool (like Stackdriver?)

  7. renaming vm

    make it as easy as EC2 :)

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    planned  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Hi folks, we know there is a ton of interest in this ability, and our engineering team is working on enabling it. We don’t have specific schedule updates right now, but I wanted to post an update acknowledging that we definitely agree this is an important ability and we will launch the functionality just as soon as we can!

  8. Virtual Network SPAN Port/Server

    It would be really awesome if you could assign a specific box to intercept all traffic going through a network. We run our internal infrastructure on GCE and really want to deploy a IDS system with network monitoring. Right now there is no way to setup an IDS in GCE like snort that captures all network traffic.

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  9. Instance mirror

    Add possibility to have a mirror of another instance in production at the time that something happens to the instance automatically pass to the other. Among the instances there is a simultaneous data synchronization to meet this need and it's only change the IP if necessary

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, some customers have asked for this. Depending on your software, this may require network features that are not supported in GCP at this time.

  10. Expand number of cores according to traffic

    Hi
    Start the server with few cores when required we want to increase number of cores

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks for the suggestion, we are evaluating this request for future implementation.

  11. 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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  12. Customized shortcuts on Dashboard

    If I need to open my SSH of any instance I need 3 to 4 hops to reach there. We need to have option to create shortcuts( like right click> place this object on Dash board) for objects which can be placed on Dashboard. This will enable quick access to any instance or particular task

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  13. Be more verbose regarding quotas, and why are they so small?

    Our organization (Magine TV) started using GCP for stress testing purposes. We would like to run something like 50 to 100 instances of servers, which would bombard our backend. Because of the quotas, GCP doesn't seem to fit this use case. Your platform should tell clearly what the quotas are, and why they are set as they are, and maybe even point to right direction if it is possible to increase them.

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  14. Rename unattached disk

    Not able to rename disk once created.

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  15. Firewall Ip Label

    In Firewall ==> Source IP ranges ==> Add a label or description for each ip

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  16. Clearly show my daily spend to the left of the cloud shell icon

    ADS: Average Daily Spend. I need more info on it to make better decsions, and I doubt that I am the only one.

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  17. Support HipChat

    Add the option to deploy a ready HipChat server. Just like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, we’ll investigate. We’d love to have Atlassian products in our Cloud Launcher!

  18. 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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  19. VM migration from a project to another feature would be great ;)

    VM migration from a project to another feature would be great ;)

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  20. Web interface do not refresh while navigating

    The web interface should periodically refresh vm instances and other object. When I use tools for CM like vagrant and gcloud I must hit f5 key to see the effect. Without it list of objects do not change at all

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