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Maintaining VMs with Google Compute Engine

by James Wilson

Creating and deleting virtual machines is easy and it's simple to take those skills to the next level. Expand your skills by creating a VM where you need to add disks, install software, configure networks, and write maintenance scripts.

What you'll learn

In this course, Maintaining VMs with Google Compute Engine, you will gain the ability to set up and manage a virtual machine (VM) beyond just the simple creation process. There are multiple steps and long-term considerations you need to take into account when creating a VM and this course will take you through those steps. First, you will learn how to add, format, and mount persistent disks. Next, you will discover opening the VM to users outside of Google Cloud. Finally, you will explore how to backup data and maintain the VM with scripts. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of maintaining VMs on Google Compute Engine needed to support the infrastructure needs of your company.

About the author

As a mobile developer, James always had a passion for building exciting apps and always striving to make user interfaces that were easy and intuitive to use. Today, he now works at Pendo where he is helping to build tools that can be used to make apps that people love. He is accomplishing this by building distributed systems that scale using Go and Google Cloud. Never satisfied with his knowledge, he is a life-long learner and is always interested in looking to grow and learn and then shares ... more

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