Method: instanceTemplates.insert

Creates an instance template in the specified project using the data that is included in the request. If you are creating a new template to update an existing instance group, your new instance template must use the same network or, if applicable, the same subnetwork as the original template.

HTTP request

POST https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/{project}/global/instanceTemplates

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
project

string

Project ID for this request.

Query parameters

Parameters
requestId

string

An optional request ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed.

For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments.

The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
{
  "id": string,
  "creationTimestamp": string,
  "name": string,
  "description": string,
  "properties": {
    "description": string,
    "tags": {
      "items": [
        string
      ],
      "fingerprint": string
    },
    "machineType": 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": {
            "sha256": string,
            "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string,

            
            "rawKey": string,
            "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
            "kmsKeyName": string
            
          },
          "labels": {
            string: string,
            ...
          },
          "sourceSnapshot": string,
          "sourceSnapshotEncryptionKey": {
            "sha256": string,
            "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string,

            
            "rawKey": string,
            "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
            "kmsKeyName": string
            
          },
          "description": string,
          "resourcePolicies": [
            string
          ],
          "onUpdateAction": enum,
          "provisionedIops": string
        },
        "autoDelete": boolean,
        "licenses": [
          string
        ],
        "interface": enum,
        "guestOsFeatures": [
          {
            "type": enum
          }
        ],
        "diskEncryptionKey": {
          "rawKey": string,
          "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
          "kmsKeyName": string,
          "sha256": string,
          "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string
        },
        "diskSizeGb": string,
        "shieldedInstanceInitialState": {
          "pk": {
            "content": string,
            "fileType": enum
          },
          "keks": [
            {
              "content": string,
              "fileType": enum
            }
          ],
          "dbs": [
            {
              "content": string,
              "fileType": enum
            }
          ],
          "dbxs": [
            {
              "content": string,
              "fileType": enum
            }
          ]
        },
        "kind": string
      }
    ],
    "metadata": {
      "fingerprint": string,
      "items": [
        {
          "key": string,
          "value": string
        }
      ],
      "kind": string
    },
    "serviceAccounts": [
      {
        "email": string,
        "scopes": [
          string
        ]
      }
    ],
    "scheduling": {
      "onHostMaintenance": enum,
      "automaticRestart": boolean,
      "preemptible": boolean,
      "nodeAffinities": [
        {
          "key": string,
          "operator": enum,
          "values": [
            string
          ]
        }
      ],
      "minNodeCpus": integer,
      "locationHint": string
    },
    "labels": {
      string: string,
      ...
    },
    "guestAccelerators": [
      {
        "acceleratorType": string,
        "acceleratorCount": integer
      }
    ],
    "minCpuPlatform": string,
    "reservationAffinity": {
      "consumeReservationType": enum,
      "key": string,
      "values": [
        string
      ]
    },
    "shieldedInstanceConfig": {
      "enableSecureBoot": boolean,
      "enableVtpm": boolean,
      "enableIntegrityMonitoring": boolean
    },
    "resourcePolicies": [
      string
    ],
    "confidentialInstanceConfig": {
      "enableConfidentialCompute": boolean
    },
    "privateIpv6GoogleAccess": enum,
    "advancedMachineFeatures": {
      "enableNestedVirtualization": boolean,
      "threadsPerCore": integer
    }
  },
  "selfLink": string,
  "sourceInstance": string,
  "sourceInstanceParams": {
    "diskConfigs": [
      {
        "deviceName": string,
        "instantiateFrom": enum,
        "autoDelete": boolean,
        "customImage": string
      }
    ]
  },
  "kind": string
}
Fields
id

string (fixed64 format)

[Output Only] A unique identifier for this instance template. The server defines this identifier.

creationTimestamp

string

[Output Only] The creation timestamp for this instance template in RFC3339 text format.

name

string

[REQUIRED] 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.

description

string

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

properties

object

The instance properties for this instance template.

properties.description

string

An optional text description for the instances that are created from these properties.

properties.tags

object

A list of tags to apply to the instances that are created from these properties. The tags identify valid sources or targets for network firewalls. The setTags method can modify this list of tags. Each tag within the list must comply with RFC1035.

properties.tags.items[]

string

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

properties.tags.fingerprint

string (bytes format)

Specifies a fingerprint for this request, which is essentially a hash of the tags' contents and used for optimistic locking. The fingerprint is initially generated by Compute Engine and changes after every request to modify or update tags. You must always provide an up-to-date fingerprint hash in order to update or change tags.

To see the latest fingerprint, make get() request to the instance.

A base64-encoded string.

properties.machineType

string

[REQUIRED] The machine type to use for instances that are created from these properties.

properties.canIpForward

boolean

Enables instances created based on these properties to send packets with source IP addresses other than their own and receive packets with destination IP addresses other than their own. If these instances will be used as an IP gateway or it will be set as the next-hop in a Route resource, specify true. If unsure, leave this set to false. See the Enable IP forwarding documentation for more information.

properties.networkInterfaces[]

object

An array of network access configurations for this interface.

properties.networkInterfaces[].network

string

URL of the network resource for this instance. When creating an instance, if neither the network nor the subnetwork is specified, the default network global/networks/default is used; if the network is not specified but the subnetwork is specified, the network is inferred.