Viewing available regions and zones

This page explains how to view a list of available regions and zones and how to get information about a specific region.

To learn more about regions and zones, read the Regions and zones documentation.

To learn more about global, regional, and zonal Compute Engine resources, read the Global, regional, and zonal resources documentation.

Before you begin

Viewing a list of available zones

Console

View a list of zones on the Zones page in the Cloud Console.

Go to the Zones page

gcloud

Using the gcloud command-line tool, run the gcloud compute zones list command:

gcloud compute zones list

API

Make a GET request to the zones.get method to get a list of zones. Replace PROJECT_ID with your PROJECT_ID.

https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/PROJECT_ID/zones

Viewing a list of available regions

Console

View a list of regions on the Zones page in the Cloud Console.

Go to the Zones page

gcloud

Using the gcloud command-line tool, run the gcloud compute regions list command:

gcloud compute regions list

The command lists all available regions and provides information such as quotas and the status of the region itself.

For example:

gcloud compute regions list
NAME             CPUS   DISKS_GB     ADDRESSES  RESERVED_ADDRESSES  STATUS
asia-east1       0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
asia-northeast1  0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
asia-southeast1  0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
europe-west1     0/24   0/10240           2/23       0/7                 UP
us-central1      0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
us-east1         0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP
us-west1         0/24   0/10240           0/23       0/7                 UP

API

Make a GET request to the regions.get method to get a list of zones. Replace PROJECT_ID with your PROJECT_ID.

https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/PROJECT_ID/regions

Viewing information about a region

Console

You can view information about regions on the Zones page in the Cloud Console.

Go to the Zones page

gcloud

To get information about a single region, run the gcloud compute regions describe command, where REGION is the name of the region you want to get more information about:

gcloud compute regions describe REGION

A response would be similar to the following:

creationTimestamp: '2013-09-06T17:54:12.193-07:00'
description: us-central1
id: '5778272079688511892'
kind: compute#region
name: us-central1
quotas:
- limit: 24.0
  metric: CPUS
  usage: 5.0
- limit: 5120.0
  metric: DISKS_TOTAL_GB
  usage: 650.0
- limit: 7.0
  metric: STATIC_ADDRESSES
  usage: 4.0
- limit: 23.0
  metric: IN_USE_ADDRESSES
  usage: 5.0
- limit: 1024.0
  metric: SSD_TOTAL_GB
  usage: 0.0
selfLink: https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/myproject/regions/us-central1
status: UP
zones:
- https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones/[REGION]
- https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones/[REGION]
- https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/[PROJECT_ID]/zones/[REGION]

API

Make a GET request to the regions.list method to get a description of available regions. Replace PROJECT_ID with your PROJECT_ID and REGION with the region you want more information about.

https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/PROJECT_ID/regions/REGION

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