Method: projects.setCommonInstanceMetadata

Sets metadata common to all instances within the specified project using the data included in the request.

HTTP request

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

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
{
  "fingerprint": string,
  "items": [
    {
      "key": string,
      "value": string
    }
  ],
  "kind": string
}
Fields
fingerprint

string (bytes format)

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

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

A base64-encoded string.

items[]

object

Array of key/value pairs. The total size of all keys and values must be less than 512 KB.

items[].key

string

[REQUIRED] Key for the metadata entry. Keys must conform to the following regexp: [a-zA-Z0-9-_]+, and be less than 128 bytes in length. This is reflected as part of a URL in the metadata server. Additionally, to avoid ambiguity, keys must not conflict with any other metadata keys for the project.

items[].value

string

[REQUIRED] Value for the metadata entry. These are free-form strings, and only have meaning as interpreted by the image running in the instance. The only restriction placed on values is that their size must be less than or equal to 262144 bytes (256 KiB).

kind

string

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

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":