Method: externalVpnGateways.get

Returns the specified externalVpnGateway. globalOperations.get a list of available externalVpnGateways by making a list() request.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Project ID for this request.



Name of the externalVpnGateway to return.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

Represents an external VPN gateway.

External VPN gateway is the on-premises VPN gateway(s) or another cloud provider's VPN gateway that connects to your Google Cloud VPN gateway.

To create a highly available VPN from Google Cloud Platform to your VPN gateway or another cloud provider's VPN gateway, you must create a external VPN gateway resource with information about the other gateway.

For more information about using external VPN gateways, see Creating an HA VPN gateway and tunnel pair to a peer VPN.

JSON representation
  "description": string,
  "selfLink": string,
  "id": string,
  "creationTimestamp": string,
  "name": string,
  "redundancyType": enum,
  "interfaces": [
      "id": integer,
      "ipAddress": string
  "labels": {
    string: string,
  "labelFingerprint": string,
  "kind": string


An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.


string (fixed64 format)

[Output Only] The unique identifier for the resource. This identifier is defined by the server.



[Output Only] Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.



Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression [a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])? which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.



Indicates the user-supplied redundancy type of this external VPN gateway.



A list of interfaces for this external VPN gateway.

If your peer-side gateway is an on-premises gateway and non-AWS cloud providers' gateway, at most two interfaces can be provided for an external VPN gateway. If your peer side is an AWS virtual private gateway, four interfaces should be provided for an external VPN gateway.


integer (uint32 format)

The numeric ID of this interface. The allowed input values for this id for different redundancy types of external VPN gateway:

  • FOUR_IPS_REDUNDANCY - 0, 1, 2, 3



IP address of the interface in the external VPN gateway. Only IPv4 is supported. This IP address can be either from your on-premise gateway or another Cloud provider's VPN gateway, it cannot be an IP address from Google Compute Engine.


map (key: string, value: string)

Labels for this resource. These can only be added or modified by the setLabels method. Each label key/value pair must comply with RFC1035. Label values may be empty.

An object containing a list of "key": value pairs. Example: { "name": "wrench", "mass": "1.3kg", "count": "3" }.


string (bytes format)

A fingerprint for the labels being applied to this ExternalVpnGateway, which is essentially a hash of the labels set used for optimistic locking. The fingerprint is initially generated by Compute Engine and changes after every request to modify or update labels. You must always provide an up-to-date fingerprint hash in order to update or change labels, otherwise the request will fail with error 412 conditionNotMet.

To see the latest fingerprint, make a get() request to retrieve an ExternalVpnGateway.

A base64-encoded string.



[Output Only] Type of the resource. Always compute#externalVpnGateway for externalVpnGateways.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.

IAM Permissions

In addition to any permissions specified on the fields above, authorization requires one or more of the following IAM permissions:

  • compute.externalVpnGateways.get

To find predefined roles that contain those permissions, see Compute Engine IAM Roles.