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Compute Engine

Release Notes

This page contains release notes for each version of the Google Compute Engine API.

Current version: v1

Release history

  1. April 27, 2015
  2. April 23, 2015
  3. March 30, 2015
  4. March 25, 2015
  1. March 19, 2015
  2. March 13, 2015
  3. March 12, 2015
  4. March 11, 2015
  5. March 05, 2015
  6. March 04, 2015
  7. February 20, 2015
  8. February 19, 2015
  9. February 05, 2015
  10. February 04, 2015
  1. January 20, 2015
  2. January 13, 2015
  3. December 23, 2014
  4. December 17, 2014
  5. December 10, 2014
  6. December 08, 2014
  7. December 02, 2014
  8. November 19, 2014
  9. November 13, 2014
  10. November 04, 2014
  11. Archived release notes

April 27, 2015

Images

Released new Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet images. See Operating Systems for more information.

April 23, 2015

Zones

Added location information about Compute Engine regions. To see specific geographic location of regions, see the Regions & Zones documentation.

Autoscaler

Added support for autoscaling with multiple policies.

March 30, 2015

Zones

Removed europe-west1-a zone, which was deprecated on October 15, 2014.

March 25, 2015

Images

Added shutdown script support on Windows for Windows images v20150310 or later.

March 19, 2015

Images

Windows 2012 R2 is now available in Beta to all users and projects.

Security bulletin

Released a security bulletin about CVE-2015-1427. See Security Bulletins for more information.

March 13, 2015

Images & kernels

March 12, 2015

Zones

Added new us-central1-c zone. us-central1-c zone is a Haswell zone that is now available to all projects and users. For more information, see Zones.

Projects

Released new Activity Logs feature in Beta as part of the Cloud Logging service.

March 11, 2015

Machine types

Added new 32-core machine types in Beta. For more information and pricing, see Machine Types and Pricing.

March 05, 2015

Instances

Released new moveInstance() feature that moves an instance and its attached disks to another zone. See Moving an instance between zones for more information.

March 04, 2015

VPN

VPN is now available in Beta. For more information, see the VPN documentation.

February 20, 2015

API

Removed the limit on number of API requests per day for all projects. See API rate limits for more information.

February 19, 2015

Zones

Added new europe-west1-d zone. europe-west1-d zone is a Haswell zone that is now available to all projects and users.

Currently, europe-west1-d zone offers 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5 v3 Haswell processors. For more information, see Zones and Machine Types.

February 05, 2015

Images

Released new Debian 7 images v20150127 which performs automatic resizing of root persistent disks up to 2 TB. For more information, see Repartition a root persistent disk.

February 04, 2015

Instances

Added UUIDs to virtual machine instances that can be queried through the dmidecode tool. For more information, see Identifying an instance through the UUID.

January 20, 2015

Disks

Local SSDs are now in General Availability and can be used by all projects and users.

January 13, 2015

Instances

Released new instance stop() and start() features in Beta. See Stopping an instance and Restarting a stopped instance for more information.

December 23, 2014

Images

Added instructions for Importing an AMI image into Compute Engine.

December 17, 2014

Images

Ubuntu images are now in General Availability.

December 10, 2014

Images

Added new Windows images alias to gcloud compute. You can now specify the latest version of the Windows image by providing the following flag with your instance or disk creation request:

--image windows-2008-r2

For more information, see Starting a new Windows virtual machine instance.

December 08, 2014

Images

Windows 2008 R2 is now available in Beta to all users and projects. Additionally, we've also added support for Microsoft license mobility.

December 02, 2014

Disks

Added support for local SSD in all zones, except us-central1-b and europe-west1-a (which is deprecated).

November 19, 2014

Disks

gcloud version 0.9.37 and higher now has support for local SSD flags without an additional repository download. Additionally, the command-line flags have changed for creating local SSDs. For more information, see Local SSD.

Images

Added support for shutdown scripts in Ubuntu images.

November 13, 2014

Images

Released new shutdown script feature in Beta for image versions v20141007 and newer. Shutdown scripts allow users to execute commands, on a best-effort basis, right before an instance is terminated or restarted. For more information, see Shutdown scripts.

November 04, 2014

Disks

Lowered pricing for persistent SSD and persistent disk snapshots. See Persistent disk pricing for more information.

Networking

Lowered network pricing. See Network pricing for more information.

Autoscaler

Autoscaler is now available in Beta and available to all users and projects. See Autoscaler for more information.