Using the Google Cloud SDK

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This page describes how to get started using the Google Cloud CLI, so you can use it to manage Cloud Composer environments.

In addition to using the Cloud Composer APIs, you can manage and access Cloud Composer environments using Google Cloud CLI gcloud composer commands.

The Google Cloud CLI provides the gcloud command-line tool to interact with Cloud Composer and other Google Cloud services.

Before you begin

  • The gcloud tool uses the API to access Cloud Composer, so you must enable the API before you can use the gcloud command-line tool to access Cloud Composer.
    Enable the Cloud Composer API
  • Install the Google Cloud CLI on your local client.

Getting started with the gcloud command-line tool

To start with the gcloud tool, review the Google Cloud CLI Documentation. You can get help for the tool, resources, and commands by using the --help flag:

gcloud composer environments --help

The help displayed with the --help flag is also available in the Google Cloud CLI reference for gcloud composer.

Setting the default project and location in your local client

Most gcloud composer commands require a location. You can specify the location by using the --location flag or by setting the default location.

To set the default project and location for Cloud Composer:

  1. To set the default project, enter the following command:
    gcloud config set project PROJECT_ID

    where PROJECT_ID is the ID of the Google Cloud project that the Cloud Composer environment belongs to.

  2. To configure the Cloud Composer location, enter the following command:
    gcloud config set composer/location LOCATION

    where LOCATION is a supported region such as us-central1 or europe-west1.

  3. (Optional) To list the configuration for the gcloud tool, enter the following command:
    gcloud config list

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