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  2. 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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  3. 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!

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  12. region api needs to include the location information

    I would like to have information about the location of a region included in the compute#region kind.

    I would like to be able to use the region/list api (https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/rest/v1/regions/list ) to query for regions that are located in a specific country.

    But since the location information is not available this is not possible.

    Only alternative at this moment is to create this api myself and maintain the information manually based on the https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/regions-zones/ page that includes the location in the "Available regions & zones" table.

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  13. Give people option to decide whether they want to opt up before incurring charges on them

    Give people option to decide whether they want to opt up before incurring charges on them

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  14. Vietnam Province list is not sorted correctly

    It's minor but make me confuse a bit when get start to use.
    When enable Google Cloud service. See attached screenshot.
    https://flic.kr/p/ETvDnv
    HOCHIMINH CITY should come with H....

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    Thanks, this is good idea always, though very non-specific. We’d certainly love to make improvements that you see, so if there are specific things you notice that you feel are complex or duplicative, please do post more detailed suggestions here, either as comments on this entry or as new idea/issues and we’ll be sure to take your feedback to heart.

  16. Allow user to specify dockerhub build as boot disk when creating an instance.

    In the Compute Engine "Create an Instance" page, allow the user to specify a dockerhub build as the boot disk.

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  17. Snapshot Compression

    I have concluded that snapshots are automatically compressed, and this is clearly a great feature!

    The only thing is that I can't find any mention of this in any documentation, or anywhere after googling quite extensively.

    It would make sense to mention it briefly here: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/disks/create-snapshots

    That could avoid future uncertainty about whether the snapshot functionality is working as it should or not.

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  18. 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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    Thanks for your suggestion. Could you please edit your item or post a comment to add more details on where you’re looking for this time format change? I’m guessing you mean somewhere in the Console, but not sure what you’re most interested in. Thx!

  20. 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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