Google Compute Engine cloud
- About using Google Compute Engine cloud
- Generate GCE API keys
- Add GCE keys to a stack
- External links
About using Google Compute Engine cloud
You can use Cloud 66 to provision and deploy your code to servers in any Google Compute Engine (GCE) region.
Generate GCE API keys
You need to provide your GCE API keys in order for Cloud 66 to access your account. To generate these, access the Developers Console of your Google account, and create a project if you don’t already have one. Once you have a project, access it and click the APIs & auth -> APIs menu. On this page, make sure that the option for Google Compute Engine API is turned On.
Next, in the same menu, click Credentials and then Create credentials. Select Service account key from the options provided, and click Create. This will automatically download a JSON file for you, which contains your credentials.
We need three credentials to connect with your account:
- Email address - this is available on the APIs -> _Credentials page under Service Accounts.
- JSON key - the file that was automatically downloaded for you
- Project ID - this is available at the top of the Overview page
Please remember to enable Google Compute in the API list under API & auth under APIs for the integration to work.
You may also have to enable billing for your account through the Billing and settings menu.
Add GCE keys to a stack
Visit the Cloud 66 Dashboard and select Get started building a stack. After connecting to your Git repository and analyzing your code, you will be asked to Add your cloud platform. From this menu, select Google Compute Cloud and provide your credentials.
Should you wish to delete your stack on Cloud 66, your servers will not be deleted on your cloud provider unless physical server deletion is turned on.