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  1. New GCP region in South Korea

    We're hoping that the day came that we can use GCE in our country. Amazon, Azure already came and doing wonderful things. I moved out from GCE to local hosting company because of poor latency and customer wants.

    If Korea zone is created, I'll immediately move to GCE.
    Please do a wonderful job.

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  2. renaming vm

    make it as easy as EC2 :)

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    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!

  3. Enable editing of Instance Template

    Cannot make changes after saving the Instance Template

    118 votes
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  4. Allow Changing VM network

    Allow changing network after VM is created. Currently I have to snapshot then create new VM from snapshot to change network. +1 for allowing multiple network cards.

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    This item is on our radar for future work, but no date is currently available (there are a number of items in front of it).

    Note: Multiple NICs has been available for a while in production (unfortunately this feature request post is quite old and refers to a time when it wasn’t available yet).

  5. Allow settings labels in instance template

    Currently labels can be set on instances, but not on instance templates via gcloud beta commands. In order to use labels in BigQuery billing export this would be tremendously useful.

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    Thanks for the feedback, this is definitely planned to be available. I don’t have an exact timeframe currently, but we wouldn’t GA the feature without this. Note, it’s possible to add labels to a template through the API itself through instanceTemplates.insert(), but of course that’s not very easy to use if you’re working with gcloud.

  6. Could I see my current cost easily?

    I just started.
    I can see a graph of my VM instances' utilization.
    Could you add an option for me to see my current total due?
    Cost management is important for me.

    Thank you

    13 votes
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  7. enable attaching GPU's to VM from browser interface,, and GPU availability for free trial customers

    it's such a hustle attaching a GPU using that command interface, spent over 8 hours on it today, only yo reach the end and the interface said not available in the trial, please help us get them in the browser and offer them on the free trial.

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  8. Set Windows username and password on instance creation

    Currently there is no easy way to set username and password for Windows machine instances in the Console. Creation wizard only allows to set SSH keys for linux instances.

    Password could not be easily set even programmatically https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/compute-image-windows/issues/103

    10 votes
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  9. Let me grant permission/authority over a single instance so I can provide these to my contractors without concerns about them touching other

    Let me grant permission/authority over a single instance so I can provide these to my contractors without concerns about them touching other

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  10. Save console output after machine shutdown

    If a machine shutdowns, the serial console log is lost. This makes debugging harder for such cases where the machine shutdowns during boot or otherwise

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  11. Can the region list show the cities name when creating GCE instance?

    Can the region list show the cities name when creating GCE instance?

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