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Prerequisite: Account for GCP and login to the console.


Task 1: Create project and connect to it


Start Cloud Shell

1. In the consol, click on Activate Cloud Shell.

Click on Open in new window


2. When Cloud Shell has opened, click on Open in new window to make it easier for you to work in.

gcloud projects create


3. In Cloud Shell, write the following command and press Enter, to create a project with the name deployment-manager-easec-xx:

             gcloud projects create deployment-manager-easec-xx --name="deployment" --labels=type=deployment

Replace xx with your initials. If the name already exist, put in a extra character to make it unique.

https://stordevsumj.blob.core.windows.net/easec/dm%2Fgcloud config set project deployment-manager-easec-xx.png


4. In Cloud Shell, write the following command and press Enter to move to the newly created project

             gcloud config set project deployment-manager-easec-xx


Task 2: Linking billing account to your project


1. Go back to GCP console, click first on your project and then choose Billing in the Navigation menu.

Billing account

2. Click on LINK A BILLING ACCOUNT.

SET ACCOUNT


3. Click on dropdownbox and choose My Billing Account, click on SET ACCOUNT.


Task 3: Show and edit .yaml-file for deployment


1. Go back to Cloud Shell, write following command and press Enter to clone .easec:s repository:


                 git clone https://github.com/easec/gcp/


2. Write following command and press Enter to move to folder gcp/deployment_manger:


                 cd gcp/deployment_manager/


3. Write following command and press Enter to open simple_template.yaml in nano:


                 nano simple-template.yaml

Note: there is two resources defined; the-first-vm and the-second-vm.


simple-template

4. Change xx to your initials, it should be the same as the name for your project.

5. Click on ctrl + x to finish nano, write y + Enter to save your changes. Press Enter to confirm the name.


Task 4: Deploy the deployment


gcloud_service_enable_compute


1. In the Cloud Shell, write following command and press Enter to activate the API:


                 gcloud services enable compute.googleapis.com

gcloud_deployment-manager deployments create config-imple-template


2. In the Cloud Shell, write following command and press Enter to create deployment:


                 gcloud deployment-manager deployments create two-vms-1 --config=simple-template.yaml


Answer the question "API [deploymentmanager.googleapis.com] not enabled on project y/n" with a y and press Enter.


Task 5: Verify the deployment


Verify instances in GCP console


1. Return to GCP Console. In Navigation menu, click on Compute Engine - VM Instances. Verify that there is two virtual machines, the-first-vm and the-second-vm.


2. Click on SSH to connect with SSH to the-first-vm. Verify that you could connect. You could connect becuse the machines use the Default network, this network has Firewall rules that allows SSH.


Task 6: Show manifest for the deployment


gcloud deployment-manager deployments describe

1. Return to Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to show information about deployment:


                gcloud deployment-manager deployments describe two-vms-1

 

Task 7: Remove deployment


1. In Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to show information about deployment:

                gcloud deployment-manager deployments delete two-vms-1

Write y + Enter to confirm that you will remove the deployment.


Task 8: Create deployment with network


1. In Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to open and edit simple-template-with-network.yaml:

                nano simple-template-with-network.yaml

simple-template-with-network


2. Change xx to your initials, it should be the same as the name for your project (1). The network is defined as seperate resource (2) and the I use reference (3) to the defined network for both the-first-vm and the-second-vm. You could read more on references here: https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/docs/configuration/use-references (new window).


3. Click on ctrl + x to finish nano, write y + Enter to save your changes. Press Enter to confirm the name.


gcloud deployment-manager deployments create

4. In Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to create deployment:


                 gcloud deployment-manager deployments create two-vms-1 --config=simple-template-with-network.yaml


5. Return to GCP Console. In Navigation Pane, click on Compute Engine - VM Instances. Verify that there is two virtual machines, the-first-vm and the-second-vm.

ssh error

6. Click on SSH to connect with SSH to the-first-vm. Verify that you could not connect, becuse the network you created does´t have Firewall rules that allows SSH.


VPC network


7. In Navigation menu, click on VPC network and verify that network "a-new-network" has been created.


Task 9: Update deployment with firewall rules that allows SSH and ICMP traffic

simple-template-with-network-and-firewall

1.  Note the reference for the two firewall rules. Change xx to your initials, it should be the same as the name for your project.


2. Click on ctrl + x to finish nano, write y + Enter to save your changes. Press Enter to confirm the name.


gcloud deployment-manager deployments update --preview

3. In Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to preview the changes:


                 gcloud deployment-manager deployments update two-vms-1 --config simple-template-with-network-and-firewall.yaml --preview


gcloud deplyment-manager deployments update

4. In Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to preview the changes:


                 gcloud deployment-manager deployments update two-vms-1

Note that you dont´t have to use the configuration file, becuse the system already have knowledgement about this.


5. Return to GCP Console. In Navigation menu, click on Compute Engine - VM Instances. 


Working SSH


6. Click on SSH to connect with SSH to the-first-vm. Verify that you could connect,


ping -c 4 the-second-vm

7. In the windows with SSH connection, write following command and click on Enter:

                ping -c 4 the-second-vm


Task 10: See the deployment in GCP console


1. Return to GCP Console. In Navigation menu, click on Deployment Manager. 

gcp console show deployments


2. Note your deployment, information indicates when deployment first run and when it was updatated.


gcp console deplyments layout


3. Click on your deployment, click on View to the right of Layout, to see the different resources that was implemented in the deployment.


gcp console expand configuration


4. click on View to the right of Expand Config, to see more detailed configuration for your deployment.


Task 11: Clean up

gcloud projects delete deployment-manager-easec-xx


1. In Cloud Shell, write following command and click on Enter, to delete your project:

                 gcloud projects delete deployment-manager-easec-xx


Confirm deletion of project with a y + Enter.


Shutdown notification


2. You will recive notification about the deletion.


In the next post, will we use Python to work with several templates for our deployments.

[ Modified: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 9:02 PM ]

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