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  1. Proposed to open 25 ports for Chinese users

    Proposed to open 25 ports, in China, all programs require 25-port support to allow users to properly register the site, you blocked 25 ports, our site can not grow users.

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    This issue will either be closed (if no further information is available from the requester) or merged into the general SMTP feature request (if it is regarding port # 25, which we don’t generally open for any customers, regardless of geo).

  2. 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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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    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!

  3. 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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  4. Kindly highlight the nearest Region and Zone based on User data in Compute Engine

    Kindly highlight the nearest Region and Zone based on User data in Compute Engine (like, Country, State...). So that it would be easy to select for new users and can improve latency.

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, but it’s not clear how we would effectively implement this for all users, and additionally it assumes that the user’s goal is to create an instance as close to them as possible, which is often not the case. (many customers are deploying solutions near their customers, which could be anywhere). We’ll keep this open for a little while in case others have more related use cases to share.

  5. Allow the --metadata flag (ssh-keys) to be set using the Gcloud SDK 'gcloud compute instances update' command

    Allowing ssh-keys to be applied to an instance using the 'gcloud compute instances update' command would be useful when someone needs to run a quick credentialed scan against a specific instance. Metadata can already be set using the 'gcloud compute instance create' command.

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  6. Payment in advance (pre-paid) via local Indonesia bank account, e.g. BCA. BNI, Mandiri

    Payment in advance (pre-paid) via local Indonesia bank account, e.g. BCA. BNI, Mandiri. User GCP can pay in advance via local bank accounts easily. Not only use credit card. Or use Indonesia local payment processor like Doku.
    User can top up balance in GCP via local bank account.

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  7. 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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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, we’ll consider this. In the meantime, please feel free to provide more details (via comments) on the use cases you’re designing for so we can understand scenarios where this would be valuable.

  8. Nested virtualization: allow enabling mac-spoofing on a network interface

    I'm testing the new nested virtualization support of GCE (now in beta) by trying to install "oVirt hosted-engine" but i can't do it because i need to enable mac-spoofing on the instance's NICs.

    I think that the ability to enable mac-spoofing would be very helpful to build nested solution with other kvm based hypervisors.

    Cheers

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  9. hierarchical instances status so you can do things like: if statusNo > 3 then do .... etc.

    hierarchical instances status so you can do things like: if statusNo > 3 then do .... etc.

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  11. Add button rebuild cloud

    I think google shoud add rebuild cloud button same as Vultr or Digital Ocean.

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  12. Bookmark SSH command

    The browser command to instance server was very great idea with a Google Auth login.

    But some of programmer is a fullstack developer who's manage lot of thing seems like multiple program language update etc, is kind of hard to remember all of useful command to control our server. So I would like to suggest Google can provide some button near the setting gear and keyboard icon that have a "bookmark new command" and then can click it to paste to terminal browser. It will really helpful for Google Cloud client and this feature can become a part of advantage…

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, that’s a nice suggestion, we’ll put it on the backlog, but not sure when the eng team might be able to consider it.

  13. Sharing custom images based on service account and not user email ID

    Currently, if we want to provide a user the permission to create instances using images belonging to another project, the user's email ID needs to be added to the project and granted the compute.imageUser role.
    Could this be done based on the service account ID and not user email?

    For example project A has a user 'abc@gmail.com' who wants to create instances in project A using images in project B. Currently we would have to add 'abc@gmail.com' as a compute.imageUser in project B.

    It would be nice to do it by registering [PROJECT_NUMBER]@cloudservices.gserviceaccount.com as the compute.imageUser…

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  14. 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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  15. Can't find options to set up GPU.

    I came here to try out Compute Engine with GPUs. Blog Posts told me that this is possible. I thought I upgraded to a paid account and added my credit card. However I can't find the GPUs listed under "quota".

    I suspect that your philosophy is that serious users will be able to navigate this byzantine system, but it is frustrating not to be able to get started; in fact that prevents me from BECOMING a serious user.

    Hmm, how can you tell if your account is “upgraded” so that you should be able to see the “Google Compute Engine”…

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Sorry to hear about your experience, we’ll look into making the experience easier to use. In the meantime however, please visit the gce-discussion Google Group if you need some tips in the right direction to get started.

  16. gcloud beta compute instances create-with-container multiple network interfaces support

    gcloud beta compute instances create-with-container command should support creation of multiple network interfaces same as plain create command.
    currently it ignores the definition of other --network-interface beyond the first one.

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Hi, we believe this is a bug in gcloud. Similar functionality is possible through the Console UI (website). Our team is aware of the issue, however you may find it more helpful to file a bug in our Public Issue Tracker. To avoid a goose chase, I’m leaving this entry open here for now, but please be aware that UV is mostly for Feature Requests and staffed lightly, unlike the Issue Tracker which is staffed by our support team (and integrated into our internal bug tracking). If you’d like to file an Issue, the GCE tracker 1 please go ahead, and 2 has more information on how to use our Issue Trackers in general. Thx!

    1 https://issuetracker.google.com/savedsearches/559755
    2 https://cloud.google.com/support/docs/issue-trackers

  17. The Free Tier description might not be very clear

    I would suggest to use the same naming in the Free Tier guide with respect to console naming.
    For example
    "1 f1-micro instance per month (US regions only - Excluding Northern Virginia)" is not clear if is northamerica-northeast or us-east.

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  18. Processor usage chart on micro and small instances.

    Processor usage chart on micro and small instances is unclear. It should be clear if 100% on the graph indicates the available power for the shared instance or the entire processor.

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    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks for your request. We currently do not offer a cloud region that is physically in Chicago. Our general philosophy on data centers is to choose locations that serve large populations well, but which are also located in places that lead to affordable pricing. As a result, one of our regions in the Midwest that many customers in Chicago leverage is us-central1, which is based in Iowa. Whether or not this works for you will depend on your network connectivity needs, of course.

  20. I have applied for nvidia tesla k80 GPU but i can't see the option to monitor it

    I really appreciate when you came up with the feature of Nvidia tesla K80 GPU but in addition you can add feature for GPU monitoring.I can't see the feature of monitoring activities of GPU neither in windows server 2016 nor in google console.Please enable the gpu in case if you have disabled in windows 2016 server us-east -1c.Thank you

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