Method: instances.addAccessConfig

Adds an access config to an instance's network interface.

HTTP request

POST https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/{project}/zones/{zone}/instances/{resourceId}/addAccessConfig

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

The instance name 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).

networkInterface

string

The name of the network interface to add to this instance.

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
{
  "type": enum,
  "name": string,
  "natIP": string,
  "externalIpv6": string,
  "externalIpv6PrefixLength": integer,
  "setPublicPtr": boolean,
  "publicPtrDomainName": string,
  "networkTier": enum,
  "kind": string
}
Fields
type

enum

The type of configuration. The default and only option is ONE_TO_ONE_NAT.

name

string

The name of this access configuration. The default and recommended name is External NAT, but you can use any arbitrary string, such as My external IP or Network Access.

natIP

string

An external IP address associated with this instance. Specify an unused static external IP address available to the project or leave this field undefined to use an IP from a shared ephemeral IP address pool. If you specify a static external IP address, it must live in the same region as the zone of the instance.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource natIP:

  • compute.addresses.use
externalIpv6

string

[Output Only] The first IPv6 address of the external IPv6 range associated with this instance, prefix length is stored in externalIpv6PrefixLength in ipv6AccessConfig. The field is output only, an IPv6 address from a subnetwork associated with the instance will be allocated dynamically.

externalIpv6PrefixLength

integer

[Output Only] The prefix length of the external IPv6 range.

setPublicPtr

boolean

Specifies whether a public DNS 'PTR' record should be created to map the external IP address of the instance to a DNS domain name.

publicPtrDomainName

string

The DNS domain name for the public PTR record. You can set this field only if the setPublicPtr field is enabled.

networkTier

enum

This signifies the networking tier used for configuring this access configuration and can only take the following values: PREMIUM, STANDARD.

If an AccessConfig is specified without a valid external IP address, an ephemeral IP will be created with this networkTier.

If an AccessConfig with a valid external IP address is specified, it must match that of the networkTier associated with the Address resource owning that IP.

kind

string

[Output Only] Type of the resource. Always compute#accessConfig for access configs.

Response body

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

Represents an Operation resource.

Google Compute Engine has three Operation resources:

You can use an operation resource to manage asynchronous API requests. For more information, read Handling API responses.

Operations can be global, regional or zonal.

  • For global operations, use the globalOperations resource.
  • For regional operations, use the regionOperations resource.
  • For zonal operations, use the zonalOperations resource.

For more information, read Global, Regional, and Zonal Resources.

JSON representation
{
  "id": string,
  "creationTimestamp": string,
  "name": string,
  "zone": string,
  "clientOperationId": string,
  "operationType": string,
  "targetLink": string,
  "targetId": string,
  "status": enum,
  "statusMessage": string,
  "user": string,
  "progress": integer,
  "insertTime": string,
  "startTime": string,
  "endTime": string,
  "error": {
    "errors": [
      {
        "code": string,
        "location": string,
        "message": string
      }
    ]
  },
  "warnings": [
    {
      "code": enum,
      "message": string,
      "data": [
        {
          "key": string,
          "value": string
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "httpErrorStatusCode": integer,
  "httpErrorMessage": string,
  "selfLink": string,
  "region": string,
  "description": string,
  "operationGroupId": string,
  "kind": string
}
Fields
id

string (uint64 format)

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

creationTimestamp

string

[Deprecated] This field is deprecated.

name

string

[Output Only] Name of the operation.

zone

string

[Output Only] The URL of the zone where the operation resides. Only applicable when performing per-zone operations.

clientOperationId

string

[Output Only] The value of requestId if you provided it in the request. Not present otherwise.

operationType

string

[Output Only] The type of operation, such as insert, update, or delete, and so on.

targetId

string (uint64 format)

[Output Only] The unique target ID, which identifies a specific incarnation of the target resource.

status

enum

[Output Only] The status of the operation, which can be one of the following: PENDING, RUNNING, or DONE.

statusMessage

string

[Output Only] An optional textual description of the current status of the operation.

user

string

[Output Only] User who requested the operation, for example: user@example.com.

progress

integer

[Output Only] An optional progress indicator that ranges from 0 to 100. There is no requirement that this be linear or support any granularity of operations. This should not be used to guess when the operation will be complete. This number should monotonically increase as the operation progresses.

insertTime

string

[Output Only] The time that this operation was requested. This value is in RFC3339 text format.

startTime

string

[Output Only] The time that this operation was started by the server. This value is in RFC3339 text format.

endTime

string

[Output Only] The time that this operation was completed. This value is in RFC3339 text format.

error

object

[Output Only] If errors are generated during processing of the operation, this field will be populated.

error.errors[]

object

[Output Only] The array of errors encountered while processing this operation.

error.errors[].code

string

[Output Only] The error type identifier for this error.

error.errors[].location

string

[Output Only] Indicates the field in the request that caused the error. This property is opt