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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Multiple Schedules for Scheduled Snapshots

    Allow multiple active scheduled for Scheduled Snapshots

    e.g.

    Hourly with 48 hours retention
    Daily with 30 day retention
    Monthly with 12 month retention

    All against the same disk, to allow us to replicate traditional backup strategies.

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  5. Automatic Snapshot of any particular disk

    Automatic Snapshot of any particular disk. Icould see a button to create automatic snapshot, but it seems it is taking snapshots of all disks in the project. There should be one more column which ask to schedule automatic snapshot of particular disk.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Directory Listening

    The ability for Storage Bucket to list directories.

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  10. Directory Listening

    The ability for Storage Bucket to list directories.

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  12. https://console.cloud.google.com/compute/instanceGroups/add

    Instance template select: please add auto completer.

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  13. Add note about maximum execution time allowed for shutdown script on preemption event of a preemptible instance

    Add note about maximum execution time allowed for shutdown script on preemption event for a preemptible instance

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  14. Operations page should show scopes (global, regional, or zonal) as a column and/or in details page

    Compute Engine > Operations page should have a column that specifies if the operation is Global, Regional, or Zonal. The API has three distinct methods: globalOperations, regionOperations and zoneOperations. The only way to tell which method the API should be calling is to view the operation details and see it in the URL. There isn't even a field in the details page to specify the scope.

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  15. Add Search Option for selecting compute engine image

    Please add 'Search' feature while selecting the image option during creation of Compute Engine.

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  16. Reset & Delete buttons should be moved and colored

    In [VM Instances] etc...
    The quick access buttons [Reset] & [Delete] should be moved to the far right on the bar and/or coloured red rather than blue.

    Reset is also a confusing name, should be Hard Reset or Image Reset...

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  17. 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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  18. Rename confusing VM Instance "reset" menu option to "hard restart"

    I found "reset" option under the "VM instances" list, right click on an instance menu highly confusing. It would be more intuitive to call it "hard restart".

    Some (me and my colleague) then saw the option and initially thought about it as a way to reset a host to the state right after the instance creation. Not as "hard restart"

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    Thanks for your feedback. “Naming is hard,” as they say. :/ While we’ll definitely take your feedback under consideration, it is not highly likely that we’ll change this unless we get a ton of feedback on it, because it has been this way a long time, and changing the wording at this point would add even more confusion for our users who used to know it the other way. Also note, the word comes from the model that the button on a real machine is called “reset.” What you’re talking about of “reverting” an instance to its clean state would be a different feature akin to “restoring to a snapshot” or re-creating the disk from the Image, essentially.

  19. When I search for dev, the search returns *dev which means the prefix '*' can be anything. I want the exact match results to be displayed.

    The search results display all the relevant results but it would be better if the search displays the exact match which is requested?
    If I search for dev, the results show mobdev, reldev, dev01, etc.

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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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