Cloud Deployment Manager

  1. Support for Google Cloud Functions V1 type (cloudfunctions.v1.function)

    Currently, Deployment Manager only supports v1beta2 type (cloudfunctions.v1beta2.function). However, it has been out of beta, and we need to upgrade to V1 by December 4th 2018!

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  2. Improve logging from inside deployment manager

    Currently it's very difficult to work out exactly why a deployment fails (See this Stack Overflow post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47335752/is-there-any-way-to-print-to-stdout-stderr-or-log-files-in-google-deployment-m and this issue https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/80368273)

    This makes debugging take much longer than necessary and incredibly frustrating.

    It'd be really nice to be able to get some idea of why a deployment is failing/ somehow improve the debuggability of deployment manager

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  3. Your "environment variables" turn out to not be what is normally meant by environment variables. This is misleading and time wasting.

    Your "environment variables" turn out to not be what is normally meant by environment variables. This is misleading and time wasting. Call them something else (or make them actually work for real environment variables).

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  4. Support Python 3 Templates

    Templates only support Python 2.7 - https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/docs/configuration/templates/create-basic-template#template_syntax

    Python 3 is the modern version of python and 2.7 will soon stop being maintained - https://pythonclock.org/.

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  5. Support Spanner Database/Table

    I am able to create spanner instances with cloud deployment manager. I would like to be able to specify my entire spanner setup including instance, database, tables, schemas, etc from my deployment manager template.

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  6. Documentation of API and examples

    Documentation of API are not that easy for a new comer to follow unlike the documentation of gcloud command prompt documentation. Also the examples of APIs are very less. Request you to kindly provide a step-by-step documentation on usage of APIs.

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  7. 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…

    11 votes
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  8. 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?

    23 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Preview for delete operation

    Like create/update operation, the delete operation should also have --preview flag to give an idea of what resources that will be destroyed.

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  12. 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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  13. "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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  14. 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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  15. 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…

    6 votes
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  17. 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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  19. Support importing Google Cloud Python Packages into Cloud Deployment Manager Python Templates

    https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/docs/configuration/templates/import-python-libraries

    The set of supported Python libraries is quite limited. It would nice if one could import `google.cloud.biqquery` and use some of Google's existing library code (eg. https://github.com/googleapis/google-cloud-python/blob/master/bigquery/google/cloud/bigquery/schema.py) to write Python GDM templates.

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