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  3. Allow resource names longer than 30 characters

    30 character limit...seriously>?! Brilliantly inadequate.

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    Thanks for your feedback. You might find it interesting to note that some competitors offer a resource identifier with as many as SEVENTEEN characters… which used to be merely eight.

    We’d love to understand more about what limits you are hitting with 30 chars, can you share more via comments about your use case?

    Thanks

  4. Estaba mejor trabajando con vultr Google deberia hacer las cosas mas simples de usar, prefiero usar Vultr no me hacen perder el tiempo

    Estaba mejor trabajando con vultr Google deberia hacer las cosas mas simples de usar, prefiero usar Vultr no me hacen perder el tiempo

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  5. 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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  6. This is out of date, the new Google Compute dashboard is very different, please update

    the load balancing help video does not match up with the current Google Compute Dashboard. It is very confusing trying to learn where to go. Please update

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  7. Instance name on 'Monitoring' tab.

    Hi! It will be great to see instance name on GCE VM instance details -> Monitoring tab.

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  8. high machine type name wrong

    there is a problem the VM names of the High-memory machine types.
    it is same with the Standard machine types.
    the url is that
    https://cloud.google.com/compute/all-pricing

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  9. offer a supported C++ client API

    We are a financial company test-driving GCE. C++ is still widely used within the industry but there is no supported SDK here (AWS has one).

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  10. port mirroring

    Need port mirroring functionality for real time network application debugging. We can make use of tcpdump functionality within the instance, but incase of appliances with limited user option, there must be support from cloud infra for port mirroring inside private VPC network.

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  11. How can i install pip

    i cant install pip ....

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  12. Provide a live hook for user to get operation events...

    If GCP can provide a live hook for user to got operation event like live migrate or on host error..., better to integrate to GCP mobile app, RESTful API or IFTTT!

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    Thanks, this is a good suggestion and definitely something we have in mind. We’d like to make it so that events affecting the VM can be published via something like pub/sub, and then you could imagine where perhaps Google Cloud Functions would be a good way to respond and handle them.

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  14. Is GCP London Server in UK?

    I had bought a GCP VM in London, while when I try to watch BBC TV, it always says my region don't have the right to watch the TV. Is google server inside the UK? how can I fix this problem?

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  15. Hi, it'd just amazing if we had an easy way to operate the Cloud instances with Android

    It would be amazing if Google officially gave a way, through an app or something with which Android users can operate the Cloud instances

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    Please see Scott’s comment below that may address your request, or else please edit your feature request to provide further details on what you want to do to interact with instances from Android, or post details via “comment.” Thanks!

  16. Add Citrix XenServer to the nested virtualization hypervisors options.

    I already use google cloud, but use Citrix XenServer on premise. Running the Unitrends Citrix backup VM on google cloud would allow us to replicate our data to google storage and make GCE usable as a Distaster Recovery location. Otherwise, i will have to move to a cloud provider that supports XenServer in the cloud.

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  17. Add filter for Serial port 1 (console) output

    Please add a filter (grep or regex style) on top of Serial port 1 (console) output page

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  18. ARP refresh

    Google VPN service connections sometimes has become unstable, after delete and recreate vpn it turns normal. We need a ARP Refresh feature.

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  19. Documentation Quality for forwarding rules could be improved

    global forwarding rules is not explained clearly.


    • Why is it needed?

    • What is the significance to gcloud architecture and how to use it?

    • Apart from the glcoud command line and rest api, is there an alternate via gcloud console?

    • What are the valid (enumerated & syntactically accepted) options for the command line parameters?

    • some examples (scenarios and their command line instances) for partially technically inclined will help

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  20. An attribute of an instance should be the state transition reason and time

    It should be simple to determine when an instance state changed and for what reason. This should be an attribute of an instance object, versus setting up a sink for compute events and then searching for a matching event for a given instance.

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