Automating Infrastructure Deployment Using Google Cloud Deployment Manager

by Vitthal Srinivasan

Cloud Deployment Manager is the Google service that allows the specification of all the resources needed for an application in a declarative format using yaml. This course will help you use it to programmatically create and provision resources.

What you'll learn

Cloud Deployment Manager is Google’s service for infrastructure automation, also often referred to as “Infra-As-Code” (IAC). Infra-As-Code services allow us to programmatically provision resources using templates, commands, and constructs such as loops and conditionals.

In this course, Automating Infrastructure Deployment Using Google Cloud Deployment Manager, you will learn the conceptual and practical aspects of working with Cloud Deployment Manager to configure complex GCP architectures in a repeatable and verifiable manner.

First, you will study the basic concepts and terms used in the Deployment Manager. You’ll understand what configurations, resources, schemas, templates, manifests, and deployments are and how they fit together to allow you to programmatically create and manage your deployments. You’ll bring all these components together to provision a deployment for a Compute Engine virtual machine instance.

Next, you will learn how you can use templates to parameterize your infrastructure deployments. Deployments can be thought of as directed-acyclic graphs where these graphs can be used to model dependencies between resources. You will learn how to configure these dependencies using references in your deployment specifications. You will also work with making your template reuse more robust by specifying schemas which are rules that govern template usage.

Finally, you will study how you can use templates from the Deployment Manager Marketplace and also configure templates to define the architecture for a load-balanced applications. This will involve the use of composite types registered with the Type Registry and specifying containers to run on your provisioned resources.

At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to use Google’s Deployment Manager to programmatically create and provision resources to run your applications on the GCP.

About the author

Vitthal has spent a lot of his life studying - he holds Masters Degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering from Stanford, an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai. He has also spent a lot of his life working - as a derivatives quant at Credit Suisse in New York, then as a quant trader, first with a hedge fund in Greenwich and then on his own, and finally at Google in Singapore and Flipkart in Bangalore. In all these roles, he has written a lot of code, and b... more

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