Asked by: Everette Sprunk
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

What is GCP instance?

An instance is a virtual machine (VM) hosted on Google's infrastructure. You can create an instance by using the Google Cloud Console, the gcloud command-line tool, or the Compute Engine API.

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Consequently, what is a compute instance?

Compute Instance. The Compute Instance component represents some computing machine, for example, a virtual machine in some cloud service, an LXC container or a dedicated physical server. More specifically, Compute Instance is a facade for some actual component which will perform compute provisioning.

One may also ask, how do I create a GM instance in GCP? Go to the top left corner of your Google Cloud home page, click on the triple bar icon ≡ and select Compute Engine ->VM instance and click Create. Enter whatever name you want in the Name field as shown below: Keep the default region and zone.

how do I launch an instance with Google cloud?

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  1. Step 1: Go to Google console click on compute engine and select VM Instances.
  2. Step 2: Click on create.
  3. Step 3: Enter the name of the instance, select Zone in which instance is going to launch.

Is GCP IaaS or PAAS?

GCP offers IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in the form of Google Compute Engine, and it offers Paas (Platform as a Service) in the form of Google App Engine. As for FaaS (Function as a Service), GCP offers it in the form of Google Cloud Functions.

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