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Build a Custom Network in Google Cloud Shell

Networks are the very backbone of cloud computing, and the ability to create a custom network is crucial. Custom networks allow custom subnets and firewall rules as well, so you can completely control access to your resources. In this hands-on lab, you’ll use the Google Cloud Shell to create a Cloud VPC network with two subnets, firewall rules that allow SSH ingress, and Compute Engine VM instances that connect to the subnets. Once the network and resources are established, you’ll test the connectivity of the networks via an SSH terminal.


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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Oct 04, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create Custom Network and Subnets in Cloud Shell

    After starting the Cloud Shell, issue the necessary commands to create a custom network with two subnets, one in the US and one in Europe.

  2. Challenge

    Define Firewall Rule to Allow SSH

    In Cloud Shell, run the command to create a firewall rule that allows SSH access on port 22 for the network.

  3. Challenge

    Spin Up VM Instances

    Create two Compute Engine VM instances, one in each subnet.

  4. Challenge

    Test Via SSH

    In an SSH session for the VM instance in the US, ping the VM in Europe to test the connectivity.

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