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Creating and Configuring a General Purpose Instance

General-purpose instances are widely used in the GCP environment! Understanding how to create and configure an instance is a pretty important task. In this hands-on lab, we will create and configure a general-purpose instance.


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Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Sep 18, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Create the General Purpose Instance

    In the lab, the correct project is already selected. In the real world, if you have multiple projects, you would want to choose the appropriate project before starting.

    1. From Google Cloud console's main navigation, choose Compute Engine.
    2. Click Create.
    3. Give your instance a name.
    4. Make sure your instance is in the US-Central-1 region; the zone does not matter.
    5. For Machine Family, click General-purpose and choose e2-medium.
    6. Under Firewall, we are going to choose HTTP and HTTPS.
    7. Click Create.
  2. Challenge

    Verify the Instance Was Created

    From the Instance dashboard, verify the instance is up and running.

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