GCE Tipsedit

Store project id locallyedit

If you don’t want to repeat the project id each time, you can save it in the local gcloud config

gcloud config set project es-cloud

Machine Permissionsedit

If you have created a machine without the correct permissions, you will see 403 unauthorized error messages. To change machine permission on an existing instance, first stop the instance then Edit. Scroll down to Access Scopes to change permission. The other way to alter these permissions is to delete the instance (NOT THE DISK). Then create another with the correct permissions.

Creating machines with gcloud

Ensure the following flags are set:

Creating with console (web)

When creating an instance using the web console, scroll down to Identity and API access.

Select a service account with the correct permissions or choose Compute Engine default service account and select Allow default access for Access scopes.

Creating with knife google

Set the service account scopes when creating the machine:

knife google server create www1 \
    -m n1-standard-1 \
    -I debian-8 \
    -Z us-central1-a \
    -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa \
    -x jdoe \
    --gce-service-account-scopes https://www.googleapis.com/auth/compute

Or, you may use the alias:

    --gce-service-account-scopes compute-rw