This page explains how to create a Linux virtual machine instance in Compute Engine using the Google Cloud Platform Console.
Before you begin
Create a virtual machine instance
- In the GCP Console, go to the VM Instances page.
- Click the Create button.
- In the Boot disk section, click Change to begin configuring your boot disk.
- In the OS images tab, choose the Debian 8 image.
- Click Select.
- In the Firewall section, select Allow HTTP traffic.
- Click the Create button to create the instance.
Allow a short time for the instance to start up. Once ready, it will be listed on the VM Instances page with a green status icon.
Connect to your instance
- In the Cloud Platform Console, go to the VM Instances page.
In the list of virtual machine instances, click SSH in the row of
the instance that you want to connect to.
You now have a terminal window for interacting with your Linux instance.
To avoid incurring charges to your Google Cloud Platform account for the resources used in this quickstart:
- Go to the VM Instances page in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
- Click the name of the instance you created.
- At the top of the instance's details page, click Delete.
- Work through a tutorial to Set up a basic web server on your new instance.
- Work through a guided Getting Started tutorial in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
- Learn how to create and manage virtual machine instances using the
gcloudcommand-line tool and API.
- Learn more about the Linux images available on Compute Engine.