Method: instances.get

Returns the specified Instance resource. Gets a list of available instances by making a list() request.

HTTP request

GET https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/beta/projects/{project}/zones/{zone}/instances/{resourceId}

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
project

string

Project ID for this request.

zone

string

The name of the zone for this request.

resourceId

string

Name of the instance resource 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 Instance resource.

An instance is a virtual machine that is hosted on Google Cloud Platform. For more information, read Virtual Machine Instances.

JSON representation
{
  "id": string,
  "creationTimestamp": string,
  "name": string,
  "description": string,
  "tags": {
    "items": [
      string
    ],
    "fingerprint": string
  },
  "machineType": string,
  "status": enum,
  "statusMessage": string,
  "zone": string,
  "canIpForward": boolean,
  "networkInterfaces": [
    {
      "network": string,
      "subnetwork": string,
      "networkIP": string,
      "ipv6Address": string,
      "name": string,
      "accessConfigs": [
        {
          "type": enum,
          "name": string,
          "natIP": string,
          "externalIpv6": string,
          "externalIpv6PrefixLength": integer,
          "setPublicPtr": boolean,
          "publicPtrDomainName": string,
          "networkTier": enum,
          "kind": string
        }
      ],
      "ipv6AccessConfigs": [
        {
          "type": enum,
          "name": string,
          "natIP": string,
          "externalIpv6": string,
          "externalIpv6PrefixLength": integer,
          "setPublicPtr": boolean,
          "publicPtrDomainName": string,
          "networkTier": enum,
          "kind": string
        }
      ],
      "aliasIpRanges": [
        {
          "ipCidrRange": string,
          "subnetworkRangeName": string
        }
      ],
      "fingerprint": string,
      "stackType": enum,
      "ipv6AccessType": enum,
      "queueCount": integer,
      "nicType": enum,
      "kind": string
    }
  ],
  "disks": [
    {
      "type": enum,
      "mode": enum,
      "source": string,
      "deviceName": string,
      "index": integer,
      "boot": boolean,
      "initializeParams": {
        "diskName": string,
        "sourceImage": string,
        "diskSizeGb": string,
        "diskType": string,
        "sourceImageEncryptionKey": {
          "rawKey": string,
          "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
          "kmsKeyName": string,
          "sha256": string,
          "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string
        },
        "labels": {
          string: string,
          ...
        },
        "sourceSnapshot": string,
        "sourceSnapshotEncryptionKey": {
          "rawKey": string,
          "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
          "kmsKeyName": string,
          "sha256": string,
          "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string
        },
        "description": string,
        "guestOsFeatures": [
          {
            "type": enum
          }
        ],
        "resourcePolicies": [
          string
        ],
        "onUpdateAction": enum,
        "provisionedIops": string,
        "multiWriter": boolean
      },
      "autoDelete": boolean,
      "licenses": [
        string
      ],
      "interface": enum,
      "guestOsFeatures": [
        {
          "type": enum
        }
      ],
      "diskEncryptionKey": {
        "sha256": string,
        "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string,

        
        "rawKey": string,
        "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
        "kmsKeyName": string
        
      },
      "diskSizeGb": string,
      "shieldedInstanceInitialState": {
        "pk": {
          "content": string,
          "fileType": enum
        },
        "keks": [
          {
            "content": string,
            "fileType": enum
          }
        ],
        "dbs": [
          {
            "content": string,
            "fileType": enum
          }
        ],
        "dbxs": [
          {
            "content": string,
            "fileType": enum
          }
        ]
      },
      "userLicenses": [
        string
      ],
      "locked": boolean,
      "kind": string
    }
  ],
  "metadata": {
    "fingerprint": string,
    "items": [
      {
        "key": string,
        "value": string
      }
    ],
    "kind": string
  },
  "serviceAccounts": [
    {
      "email": string,
      "scopes": [
        string
      ]
    }
  ],
  "selfLink": string,
  "scheduling": {
    "onHostMaintenance": enum,
    "automaticRestart": boolean,
    "preemptible": boolean,
    "nodeAffinities": [
      {
        "key": string,
        "operator": enum,
        "values": [
          string
        ]
      }
    ],
    "minNodeCpus": integer,
    "locationHint": string,
    "maintenanceFreezeDurationHours": integer,
    "maintenanceInterval": enum,
    "provisioningModel": enum,
    "instanceTerminationAction": enum,
    "hostErrorTimeoutSeconds": integer
  },
  "cpuPlatform": string,
  "labels": {
    string: string,
    ...
  },
  "labelFingerprint": string,
  "minCpuPlatform": string,
  "guestAccelerators": [
    {
      "acceleratorType": string,
      "acceleratorCount": integer
    }
  ],
  "startRestricted": boolean,
  "deletionProtection": boolean,
  "resourcePolicies": [
    string
  ],
  "sourceMachineImage": string,
  "shieldedVmConfig": {
    "enableSecureBoot": boolean,
    "enableVtpm": boolean,
    "enableIntegrityMonitoring": boolean
  },
  "shieldedVmIntegrityPolicy": {
    "updateAutoLearnPolicy": boolean
  },
  "reservationAffinity": {
    "consumeReservationType": enum,
    "key": string,
    "values": [
      string
    ]
  },
  "hostname": string,
  "displayDevice": {
    "enableDisplay": boolean
  },
  "shieldedInstanceConfig": {
    "enableSecureBoot": boolean,
    "enableVtpm": boolean,
    "enableIntegrityMonitoring": boolean
  },
  "shieldedInstanceIntegrityPolicy": {
    "updateAutoLearnPolicy": boolean
  },
  "sourceMachineImageEncryptionKey": {
    "rawKey": string,
    "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
    "kmsKeyName": string,
    "sha256": string,
    "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string
  },
  "eraseWindowsVssSignature": boolean,
  "postKeyRevocationActionType": enum,
  "confidentialInstanceConfig": {
    "enableConfidentialCompute": boolean
  },
  "fingerprint": string,
  "privateIpv6GoogleAccess": enum,
  "advancedMachineFeatures": {
    "enableNestedVirtualization": boolean,
    "threadsPerCore": integer
  },
  "lastStartTimestamp": string,
  "lastStopTimestamp": string,
  "lastSuspendedTimestamp": string,
  "satisfiesPzs": boolean,
  "networkPerformanceConfig": {
    "totalEgressBandwidthTier": enum
  },
  "kind": string
}
Fields
id

string (uint64 format)

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

creationTimestamp

string

[Output Only] Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

name

string

The name of the resource, provided by the client when initially creating the resource. The resource 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.

description

string

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

tags

object

Tags to apply to this instance. Tags are used to identify valid sources or targets for network firewalls and are specified by the client during instance creation. The tags can be later modified by the setTags method. Each tag within the list must comply with RFC1035. Multiple tags can be specified via the 'tags.items' field.

tags.items[]

string

An array of tags. Each tag must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035.

tags.fingerprint