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  1. Support Cloud DNS

    Please add support for managing Cloud DNS records from Deployment Manager. This would let us add external DNS records for deployed resources automatically.

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    • Type Provider API - Provide a Reference Implementation

      https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/docs/configuration/type-providers/process-adding-api seems really cool. Despite being beta, I'm missing concrete examples, preferably a well documented reference implementation of an API that could work with the Cloud Deployment Manager. Could that be added?

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      • Type Provider API - Extend existing internal CDM API

        https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/docs/configuration/type-providers/process-adding-api

        Suppose I currently have a composite type but would like to override the default Update implementation? I believe creating a new type and implementing a Type Provider API would allow that. However, most behaviors of that API should be inherited from what is done today by the CDM for my composite type. Could you explain how the current behavior could be trivially extended for such a common use case?

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        • peering

          I don't see how network peerings can be defined:
          - no peering listed in supported resources.
          - https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/latest/networks shows peerings as output only.

          How can I essentially include the following in my deployment?

          gcloud compute networks peerings create peer-ab \
          --network network-A \
          --peer-project project-B \
          --peer-network network-B \
          --auto-create-routes

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          • Upgrade paths for deployments.

            It seems you cannot upgrade versions of your deployments, we went through all the manual effort of upgrading our deployed mongo servers from 2.6 to 3.2 only to find after reboot they've all rolled back to 2.6 because of the mass of startup scripts =/

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            • Replace VMs when the source image changes in the deployment definition

              Currently if one uses an immutable infrastructure approach where most parts are baked into images you cannot easily replace VMs that are deployed by the deployment manager.

              If you update the source image field in the VM definition the API returns an error that this is not an update-able field.
              So currently changing the image is two updates to the deployment manager. One without the VM in the spec which causes it to delete the VM and another one with the new VM in the spec.

              It would be nice to have an option where I can update the field…

              3 votes
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              • "absent" state for resources

                Please add support to remove resources like "default" network without adding to DM and then deleting that conf.

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                • Generate template from existing VM

                  Have a feature that would auto-generate the template for CDM from an existing VM. Extract startup tasks, cron jobs and the list of software and libraries installed, along with any customized configurations (MVP might only include common configs seen in a LAMP stack.)

                  Scenarios:
                  1) I have a brownfield project, it lives on a VM (created awhile ago) that I have imported from another host. My hope would be that this feature would help rebuild the environment onto one of Compute Engine's preconfigured operating system images.

                  2) Created instance, added to it over time, decided I want to start using…

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                    • Provide an SDK for various languages to manipulate (at least read) a config

                      While I assume one can use the remote APIs to query the contents of a deployment (e.g. find instances), a programmatic interface to at least read the structure of a deployment configuration would be great to write custom tooling. E.g. something that would for instance do a rolling update of GCE instances with some custom health checks in between.

                      The ability to mutate the structure would be a great addition to this, for use cases where the provided update is insufficient (doesn't support the intended intermediate steps). E.g if adding a new local-ssd to an existing instance, the current update…

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