Release Notes

This page contains the latest release notes for features and updates to the Compute Engine service. For older release notes, see the archive.

Latest API version: v1

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July 06, 2020

E2 machine types now offer up to 32 vCPUs. See E2 machine types for more information.

June 26, 2020

To support a wide variety of BYOL scenarios, you can now configure VMs to live migrate within a sole-tenant node group during host maintenance events. This is Generally Available.

June 22, 2020

N2D machine types are now available in Belgium, europe-west1, in all three zones. Read more information on the VM instance pricing page.

June 15, 2020

June 08, 2020

The asia-southeast2 Jakarta, Indonesia region is now available to all projects and users. The zones in the asia-southeast2 region have E2 and N1 machine types. See Regions and zones for more information.

Enhancements to the pre-configured Cloud Monitoring Compute Engine VM Instances dashboard. Compute Engine cross-fleet metrics and detail views specific to CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network are now available. Use filters to narrow down the set of VMs being inspected, and use the time selector or in-chart time selection to change the time window. VMs with the Monitoring agent installed get detailed memory and disk analysis out of the box.

June 05, 2020

CPU overcommit on sole-tenant nodes lets you overprovision sole-tenant node resources and schedule more VM CPUs on a sole-tenant node than are normally available. This feature is in Beta.

June 01, 2020

NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPUs are now available in the following additional regions and zones:

  • Changua County, Taiwan asia-east1-c

For information about using T4 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

May 21, 2020

E2 shared-core machine types now support committed use discounts in all regions. See the VM instance pricing page for more information.

You can now SSH to your VMs using hardware-backed SSH key pairs. For more information, see SSH with security keys.

May 20, 2020

If your managed instance group encountered errors - for example, if a VM could not be created - you can view those errors to diagnose and mitigate the cause. This is Generally available.

May 19, 2020

Troubleshoot VMs by capturing screenshots. This is in beta.

May 12, 2020

Automatically manage the size of sole-tenant node groups with the sole-tenant node group autoscaler. This is Generally Available.

May 11, 2020

You can identify idle persistent disk resources by using idle persistent disk recommendations. Following these recommendations will help reduce unused resources and reduce your compute bill. This feature is Generally available.

April 30, 2020

SSD persistent disks now have increased write throughput limits on instances with 1 to 15 vCPUs. This improvement applies to SSD persistent disks on all machine types except C2 machine types. To learn more about the requirements to reach these limits, see Block storage performance.

April 20, 2020

April 16, 2020

  • Committed use discount shared billing is now available in beta. You can share committed use discounts among all your projects that fall under the same billing account. For more information, see Signing up committed use discounts.

April 15, 2020

You can identify VM instances that are not being used with idle VM recommendations. Use these recommendations to reduce unused resources and reduce your compute bill. This feature is Generally available.

You can manage, maintain, and view patch compliance for your VM instances using the OS patch management feature. For more information, see OS patch management. This feature is now Generally available.

The latest stable version of the OS Config agent is 20200402.01. If you were using OS patch management in Beta, you can update the agent on your existing VMs, see Updating the OS Config agent.

April 09, 2020

April 08, 2020

  • You can identify idle persistent disk resources by using idle persistent disk recommendations. Following these recommendations will help reduce unused resources and reduce your compute bill. This feature is in Beta.

April 06, 2020

  • C2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Ashburn, Northern Virginia, USA us-east4-b,c
  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • The Dalles, Oregon, USA us-west1-b
    • Ashburn, Northern Virginia, USA us-east4-a
    • St. Ghislain, Belgium europe-west1-d

April 01, 2020

  • You can now define where your VM instances are located relative to each other on the underlying host systems in a Google datacenter. Create a placement policy to locate VM instances close to each other for low latency, or create a policy to spread VM instances out so that they do not share the same infrastructure. See Defining instance location within a zone to learn more.
  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPUs are now available in the following additional regions and zones:

    • Frankfurt, Germany: europe-west3-b

    For information about using T4 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

March 31, 2020

  • C2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Frankfurt, Germany europe-west3-a,b
    • Ashburn, Northern Virginia, USA us-east4-a
  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • The Dalles, Oregon, USA us-west1-a
    • Changua County, Taiwan asia-east1-c
  • M1 megamem machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Eemshaven, Netherlands europe-west4-b
  • M1 ultramem machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Ashburn, Northern Virginia, USA us-east4-a
  • M2 ultramem machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Los Angeles, California, USA us-west2-a,c

March 24, 2020

  • Committed use discounts no longer require specific ratios for cores and memory. Now you can create separate committed use discount contracts for either cores or memory. Separating cores and memory provides more flexibility and improved cost optimization. Learn more at Purchasing commitments for machine types.
  • You can preserve the names of your VM instances when rolling out updates in a managed instance group. This is Generally available.

March 19, 2020

March 16, 2020

  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • London, England UK europe-west2-b
  • C2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • St. Ghislain, Belgium europe-west1-c,d

March 11, 2020

  • You can identify VM instances that are not being used with idle VM recommendations. Use these recommendations to reduce unused resources and reduce your compute bill. This feature is Beta.
  • In beta, you can create an instance with 16 or 24 local SSD partitions for 6 TB and 9 TB of local SSD space, respectively. With 24 local SSD partitions, performance can reach a combined total of 2.4 million read IOPS. For more information, see 9 TB Local SSD maximum capacity beta.

March 09, 2020

  • Machine image is now available in beta. You can use machine images to store configuration, metadata, permission, and data required to create a VM instance in a single resource.

March 05, 2020

  • CoreOS Container Linux images will reach their end of life on May 26, 2020. For more information, see CoreOS End-Of-Life (EOL).

March 03, 2020

March 02, 2020

February 27, 2020

  • E2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Los Angeles, USA us-west2-a,b,c
    • London, England, UK europe-west2-a,b,c
    • Frankfurt, Germany europe-west3-b,c
    • Tokyo, Japan asia-northeast1-a,b,c
  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Frankfurt, Germany europe-west3 a,b
  • C2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Council Bluffs, Iowa, US us-central1-a
  • M2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Mumbai, India asia-south1-a
  • You can now manage, maintain, and view patch compliance for your VM instances using the OS patch management feature. For more information, see OS patch management. This feature is available in beta.

February 24, 2020

  • The us-west3 Salt Lake City, UT region is now available to all projects and users. The zones in the us-west3 region have the Skylake CPU platform. See Regions and zones for more information.

February 21, 2020

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPUs are now available in the following additional regions and zones:

    • Changhua County, Taiwan: asia-east1-a
    • London, England, UK: europe-west2-b

    For information about using T4 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

February 19, 2020

  • M2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Northern Virginia us-east4-a,b
  • If you have configured autohealing for your managed instance group, you can review the health state of each VM in the group. This is Generally Available.

February 18, 2020

  • N2D machine types are available in beta. N2D machine types are built on top of second generation AMD EPYC Rome processors. They are a great fit for general purpose workloads and for workloads that require high memory bandwidth. Learn more about these general purpose machine types.

February 13, 2020

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPUs are now available in the following additional regions and zones:

    • London, England, UK: europe-west2-a
    • Seoul, South Korea: asia-northeast3-b,c

    For information about using T4 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

February 12, 2020

  • You can now maintain consistent software configurations across VM instances using guest policies. For more information, see OS configuration management. This feature is available in beta.

February 11, 2020

February 07, 2020

  • G Suite administrators can now choose whether to include the domain suffix in usernames generated by the OS Login API. For more information, see Managing the OS Login API. This feature is Generally Available.

February 05, 2020

  • Read an FAQ that can help you evaluate whether to classify sole-tenant node payments as capital expenditures (CAPEX) or operational expenditures (OPEX).

February 03, 2020

  • You can build highly available deployments of stateful workloads on VM instances using stateful managed instance groups (stateful MIGs). A stateful MIG preserves the unique state of each instance (instance name, attached persistent disks, and/or metadata) on machine restart, recreation, autohealing, or update. Stateful MIGs are available in beta.

January 31, 2020

  • You can now enable an autoscaler on your sole-tenant node groups. This is available in Beta.

January 24, 2020

  • The asia-northeast3 Seoul region is now available to all projects and users. The zones in the asia-northeast3 region have the Skylake CPU platform. See Regions and zones for more information.

January 21, 2020

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPUs are now available in the following additional zones:

    • Tokyo: asia-northeast1-c
    • Singapore: asia-southeast1-c
    • Iowa: us-central1-f
    • Mumbai: asia-south1-a

    For information about using T4 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

  • You can temporarily turn off or restrict managed instance group autoscaling. The autoscaler's configuration remains intact, and all autoscaling activities resume when you turn it on again or lift the restriction. Turning off or restricting autoscaling for managed instance groups is now Generally available.

January 09, 2020

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPU prices are reduced in all regions. For more information about the new prices for each region, see GPU pricing.

December 18, 2019

December 17, 2019

  • E2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Iowa us-central1-a

December 16, 2019

  • On November 21, 2019, we announced that organizations would be disabled from using nested virtualization by default starting January 31, 2020. This will no longer happen and nested virtualization will be allowed by default. However, we recommend explicitly setting your organizational policy to allow or prevent nested virtualization as a best practice.

December 13, 2019

  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Tokyo asia-northeast1-a,b
    • Singapore asia-southeast1-a
    • Sydney australia-southeast1-b

December 11, 2019

  • E2 machine types are available in beta. These machine types are ideal for small to medium workloads that require 16 vCPUs or less, no local SSDs, and no GPUs. Learn more about these cost-optimized machine types.

December 10, 2019

November 22, 2019

  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • South Carolina us-east1-d
    • Belgium europe-west1-c
    • London europe-west2-c
    • Sydney australia-southeast1-a
  • Virtual machines with 2 or 4 vCPUs now have a maximum egress rate of 10 Gbps. This feature is now Generally Available. For more information, see Machine types.

November 21, 2019

  • After January 31, 2020, nested virtualization will be disabled by default by an organizational policy. To avoid interruptions to your workloads, update the organization policy to allow nested virtualization.

November 08, 2019

  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • South Carolina us-east1-c
    • Belgium europe-west1-b
    • London europe-west2-a

November 06, 2019

  • You can temporarily turn off or restrict managed instance group autoscaling. The autoscaler's configuration remains intact, and all autoscaling activities resume when you turn it on again or lift the restriction. Turning off or restricting autoscaling for managed instance groups is now available in Beta.

October 25, 2019

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October 22, 2019

  • You can attach up to 257 TB of persistent disk storage to each instance. This feature is Generally available for most machine types.

October 21, 2019

October 07, 2019

  • You can now create a VM instance from a persistent disk snapshot in the API or the gcloud tool. This feature is now Generally available. Read Creating a VM instance from a snapshot for more information

October 02, 2019

October 01, 2019

  • Importing VM instances using open virtual appliance (OVA) is now Generally available. For more information, read Importing virtual appliances.

September 27, 2019

  • N2 machine types are now Generally Available. Learn more about N2 machine types.

September 25, 2019

  • For additional security when connecting to Linux instances, you can now store your host keys as guest attributes. This feature is now in General availability, see Storing host keys.

September 24, 2019

  • Instances with more than 16 vCPUs have an increased standard persistent disk bandwidth limit of 1200 MB/s for reads and 400 MB/s for writes. Instances with between 8 and 15 vCPUs also have an increased standard persistent disk bandwidth limit of 800 MB/s reads and 400 MB/s for writes. Read the Persistent Disk Performance page for details.

September 23, 2019

  • N2 machine types are now available in the following regions and zones:

    • Taiwan asia-east1-a, asia-east1-b
    • Netherlands europe-west4-a
    • Iowa us-central1-f
  • C2 machine types are now available in following regions and zones:

    • Singapore asia-southeast1-b, asia-southeast1-c
    • Netherlands europe-west4-a
    • Los Angeles us-west2-a, us-west2-c
    • Iowa us-central1-f

September 16, 2019

  • C2 machine types are now available in the South Carolina us-east1 region in all zones.

September 13, 2019

September 04, 2019

September 03, 2019

  • Renamed n1-megamem and n1-ultramem machine types to m1-megamem and m1-ultramem respectively.
  • M1 machine types are now available in Taiwan, London, and Mumbai.

August 26, 2019

August 23, 2019

  • N2 machine types are now available in Singapore and in the europe-west4-a zone in the Netherlands. See machine types for more information.
  • C2 machine types are now available in zones in Taiwan, Tokyo, London, and in the europe-west4-a zone in the Netherlands. See machine types for more information.

August 13, 2019

  • For additional security when connecting to Linux instances, you can now store your host keys as guest attributes. This feature is now available in Beta, see Storing host keys.

August 12, 2019

July 31, 2019

July 25, 2019

July 17, 2019

July 08, 2019

  • You can now view operating system details for your VM instances using OS Inventory Management. This feature is available in Beta. For more information, read Viewing operating system details.

July 02, 2019

June 27, 2019

June 18, 2019

May 17, 2019

May 16, 2019

  • Snapshot locations are now Generally Available. The storage location of a snapshot affects the availability of the snapshot and networking costs for creating and restoring a snapshot. For more information, see Selecting the storage location for a snapshot.
  • Multi-regional snapshot pricing is now separated from regional snapshot pricing. Read the Persistent disk pricing page to learn about multi-regional snapshot pricing.

May 07, 2019

  • The following operating systems are now Generally Available as public images:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP with Update Services and High Availability 7.4 and 7.6
  • Red Hat has deprecated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for HANA. For more information, read the RHEL for SAP offerings page. As a result, these images are now marked deprecated on Compute Engine.

April 29, 2019

  • Reserving zonal resources is now available in Beta. You can reserve memory-optimized and general purpose VMs, with or without GPUs and local SSD, in a specific zone.

April 19, 2019

April 18, 2019

  • The asia-northeast2 Osaka region is now available to all projects and users. The zones in the asia-northeast2 region have the Skylake CPU platform. See Regions and Zones for more information.

April 10, 2019

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPU and NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 Virtual Workstations are now Generally available, in eight regions. See the GPUs on Compute Engine page to learn more.

April 05, 2019

April 02, 2019

March 29, 2019

March 28, 2019

  • The Compute Engine SLA has been updated.

March 27, 2019

  • You can add virtual display devices to your instances. Use virtual display devices to run applications that require a display device without adding a phyiscal GPU device. Virtual display devices are available in Beta. Read Enabling Virtual Displays on Instances to learn more.

March 22, 2019

  • Increased the per-instance persistent disk throughput performance to 240 MB/s for read and write bandwidth. See the Persistent Disk Performance for details.

March 11, 2019

  • Added new europe-west6 region in Zürich, Switzerland. The europe-west6 region contains Skylake zones that are now available to all projects and users. See Regions and Zones for more information.

February 27, 2019

  • Memory-optimized machine types with up to 160 vCPUs and 3.75 TB of memory are now available in the following zones:

    • asia-northeast1-a
    • asia-southeast1-b
    • northamerica-northeast1-b
    • northamerica-northeast1-c
    • southamerica-east1-b
    • southamerica-east1-c
    • us-central1-a

    See the pricing page to learn how these machine types are billed.

February 21, 2019

  • You can now attach up to 128 independent persistent disks to custom machine types and most predefined machine types. For more details, see Persistent disk limits.

February 14, 2019

  • User-created scheduled snapshots for zonal and regional persistent disks is now available in Beta. Scheduled snapshots allows you to create an automatic snapshot schedule and include a retention policy for maintaining those snapshots. For more information, see Creating scheduled snapshots for persistent disk.

February 11, 2019

February 06, 2019

  • Users and applications can now write to instance-specific guest-writeable metadata values. You can use guest attributes to communicate status of applications and scripts within your instance. Read Setting and querying guest attributes to learn more.
  • The Managed Instance Group Updater is now Generally Available. This feature enables proactive, flexible rolling updates with the option to canary a new version on a subset of managed instance group VMs.

January 29, 2019

  • Granting access to specific Compute resources, such as VM instances, disks, and images, is now Generally Available. This feature gives you flexibility to apply the principle of least privilege, for example, to grant collaborators permissions only to the specific resources that they need to do their work.

January 24, 2019

  • Detaching and reattaching boot disks from a stopped VM instance is now available in GA. Use the Google Cloud Platform Console, gcloud or API to detach a failed boot disk, fix it, then reattach it back to the original VM instance. You can also use this feature for rollbacks: detach a disk, create a new disk using an earlier snapshot, and attach that restored disk to your VM. See Detaching and Reattaching Boot Disks for details.

January 16, 2019

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 GPU and NVIDIA® Tesla® T4 Virtual Workstations are now available, as Beta, in eight regions. See the GPUs on Compute Engine page to learn more.

January 11, 2019

  • Windows Server 2019 images are now Generally Available as a public image.

December 14, 2018

  • User-selected snapshot storage locations are now available in Beta. The storage location of a snapshot affects the availability of the snapshot and networking costs. For more information, see Selecting the storage location for a snapshot.

November 15, 2018

  • Windows Service Activation using Private Google Access is Generally Available. Read the Private Google Access page to learn more.

November 13, 2018

  • Detaching and reattaching boot disks from a stopped VM instance is now available in Beta. Use the gcloud or API command to detach a failed boot disk, fix it, then reattach it to a different VM instance. See Detaching and Reattaching Boot Disks for details.

November 08, 2018

November 07, 2018

October 24, 2018

October 22, 2018

  • The asia-east2 Hong Kong region is now available to all projects and users. The zones in the asia-east2 region have the Skylake CPU platform. See Regions and Zones for more information.

October 19, 2018

  • Memory-optimized machine types with up to 160 vCPUs and 3.75 TB of memory are now available in the asia-southeast1-c, australia-southeast1-c, europe-west3-a, europe-west3-b and us-west2-b zones. See the pricing page to learn how these machine types are billed.

October 02, 2018

  • Compute Engine now uses a resource based pricing model that provides greater savings from sustained use discounts. All machine types except for shared-core machine types are now billed by their individual vCPU and memory usage rather than billing by each machine type. Sustained use discounts are calculated for vCPU and memory usage across an entire region rather than separately for each machine type in each zone. See the Compute Engine Pricing page for details.

2018-10-02

FEATURE * Protect data on Compute Engine with Cloud Key Management Service encryption keys. Customer-Managed Encryption Keys are now generally available.

September 26, 2018

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® P4 GPUs are now Generally Available. For information about using GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.
  • For graphics-intensive workloads, NVIDIA® GRID®-based virtual workstations using NVIDIA® Tesla® P4 and P100 GPUs are now Generally Available. For information on GPUs for graphics-intensive applications, see GPUs for graphics workloads.
  • NVIDIA® Tesla® v100 GPUs are now available in the us-central1-b and europe-west4-b zones. See GPUs on Compute Engine for a complete list of zones where GPUs are available.
  • NVIDIA® Tesla® P4 GPUs are now available in the australia-southeast1-a, and australia-southeast1-b zones. See GPUs on Compute Engine for a complete list of zones where GPUs are available.

September 25, 2018

  • Windows Server instances no longer require a public IP for Windows Service Activation. If your Windows Server instance uses a subnetwork that is enabled for Private Google Access, that instance can complete Windows Service Activation over its internal VPC network. Windows Service Activation using Private Google Access is available in Beta. Read the Private Google Access page to learn more.

September 20, 2018

September 12, 2018

  • Now in Beta, you can grant access to specific Compute resources, such as VM instances, disks, and images. This feature gives you flexibility to apply the principle of least privilege, for example, to grant collaborators permissions only to the specific resources that they need to do their work.

September 06, 2018

  • Zonal DNS names are now Generally Available. Projects that enable the Compute Engine API after today will use zonal DNS names by default. Projects and organizations that enabled the Compute Engine API before today will continue to use global DNS names by default. Migrating a project to an organization will not change the default DNS name for the project. Zonal DNS names are unique to each zone on your internal VPC networks. Zonal DNS names improve the fault tolerance of your applications when they reference instances on your internal VPC network. New and existing projects can still use global DNS names, but migration is encouraged. Read Internal DNS to learn more.

September 04, 2018

  • The simulateMaintenanceEvent API method is Generally Available. Read testing your availability policies to learn how to simulate a Compute Engine maintenance event and observe how the instance availability settings affect the behavior of your instances.

August 27, 2018

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs are now Generally Available. For information about using V100 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

August 17, 2018

August 08, 2018

  • Sole-tenant nodes are now Generally Available. Read Sole-tenant Nodes to learn how you can use these systems to isolate your workloads from each other and from other Compute Engine projects.

August 03, 2018

  • If you have graphics-intensive workloads, such as 3D rendering or video editing, you can create virtual workstations that use NVIDIA® GRID® technology, using NVIDIA® Tesla® P4 and P100 GPUs. For information on GPUs for graphics-intensive applications, see GPUs for graphics workloads.
  • You can use organization policies to restrict use of your disks, custom images, and snapshots so that they can be used only within your organization or specific projects. This prevents users from creating copies of disks, outside of your organization. Read restricting use of your shared images, disks, and snapshots to learn more.

July 25, 2018

  • Shielded VM is now available in Beta. Shielded VM images offer security features like UEFI-compliant firmware, Secure Boot, and vTPM-protected Measured Boot.

July 23, 2018

July 19, 2018

2018-07-19

FEATURE * Selecting specific zones for regional managed instance groups is now Generally Available. See Distributing Instances using Regional Managed Instance Groups.

  • Windows Server for Containers is now Generally Available as a public image.

July 18, 2018

July 17, 2018

July 11, 2018

July 10, 2018

  • Added new us-west2 Los Angeles region. us-west2 contains Skylake zones that are now available to all projects and users. See Regions and Zones for more information.
  • If you try to create a new instance in this zone for a project that existed before this release date, you may receive the following error message: "No default subnetwork was found in the region of the instance." This issue will be resolved within three days of this launch. In the meantime, the workaround is to manually create a subnet and use it for a new VM.

July 02, 2018

  • You can now add 2 and 4 NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs to your Compute Engine instances. For information about using GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

June 22, 2018

June 19, 2018

  • The Compute Engine Trusted Images policy is now Generally Available. Use this policy to control which boot disk images your project members can access. Read Restricting Access to Images for more information.

June 11, 2018

  • Added new europe-north1 region. europe-north1 contains Skylake zones that are now available to all projects and users. See Regions and Zones for more information.
  • If you try to create a new instance in this zone for a project that existed before this release date, you may receive the following error message: "No default subnetwork was found in the region of the instance." This issue will be resolved within three days of this launch. In the meanwhile, the workaround is to manually create a subnet and use it for a new VM.
  • The prices for GPUs on preemptible VM instances have reduced. For the updated prices, see the GPUs pricing page.
  • GPUs on preemptible VM instances are now Generally Available.

    For information about using GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

June 07, 2018

  • You can create sole-tenant nodes, which are physical Compute Engine servers that are dedicated to hosting only VM instances from your specific project. Read Sole-tenant Nodes to learn how you can use these systems to isolate your workloads from each other and from other Compute Engine projects.

June 05, 2018

May 28, 2018

NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs are now available in the following regions:

  • us-west1-a
  • us-central1-a
  • asia-east1-c

For information about using V100 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

May 23, 2018

  • Added support for regional persistent disks into Beta. This feature provides synchronous block-level replication across two zones in a region for each regional persistent disk.

May 16, 2018

  • Instances with NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs can now use Local SSD devices. For information on using V100 GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

May 08, 2018

May 07, 2018

  • Added local SSD support to the europe-west4-a zone. See Regions and Zones for more information.

May 01, 2018

  • Added a third zone to the asia-southeast1 region. This zone supports machine types with up to 96 vCPUs when using the Skylake platform. See Regions and Zones for more information.

April 30, 2018

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs are now available in Beta. For information on the zones where V100 GPUs are available, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

April 20, 2018

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPUs are now Generally Available. To learn about the zones where P100 GPUs are available, read GPUs on Compute Engine.

April 19, 2018

April 17, 2018

NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPUs are now available in the following zones:

  • asia-east1-c
  • europe-west4-a

To learn more about using GPUs on Compute Engine, see GPUs on Compute Engine.

April 11, 2018

  • You can now run simulated maintenance events to test the effects of live migration, termination, and preemption on your instances. Simulated maintenance events are available in Beta. Read testing your availability policies to learn how to test maintenance events on your instances.

March 28, 2018

  • You can import existing virtual disks (VMDKs, VHDs, etc) into Compute Engine as custom images. Importing virtual disks is now Generally Available.

March 23, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 13, 2018

  • Added a third zone to the europe-west4 region. This zone supports 96 vCPU high memory/high CPU machines. There is no support for local SSDs at this time. See Regions and Zones for more information. For regional managed instance group users, the addition of a third zone in europe-west4 offers you more flexibilty to specify zones in this region. Note that if you do not specify the zones for your instances, Compute Engine, by default, selects all three zones. See Distributing Instances using Regional Managed Instance Groups to learn more.

March 08, 2018

March 07, 2018

  • You can import existing virtual disks (VMDKs, VHDs, etc) into Compute Engine as functioning images. Importing virtual disks is available in Beta.

March 02, 2018

February 22, 2018

February 09, 2018

February 01, 2018

January 31, 2018

  • You can configure autoscaling for groups of instances based on a wider range of metrics, which allow you to scale managed instance groups on per-group metrics rather than average resource utilization across all of the instances in a group. Autoscaling using per-group metrics is available in Beta.
  • You can filter Stackdriver monitoring metrics when you use them to configure autoscaling for your managed instance groups. Filtering per-instance metrics is available in Beta.

January 24, 2018

  • The OS Login API and key management feature is now Generally Available. You can associate your public SSH keys with your Google account or with individual member accounts in a G Suite organization or Cloud Identity organization. Read Managing Instance Access for more information.

January 22, 2018

  • For NVIDIA® Tesla® K80 GPUs in the asia-east1-a and us-east1-d zones, you can create GPU instances with up to 416 GB of memory.

To learn more about the zones where GPUs are available, read GPUs on Compute Engine.

January 11, 2018

January 10, 2018

  • Added new europe-west4 region. europe-west4 contains Skylake zones that are now available to all projects and users. See Regions and Zones for more information.
  • Added new northamerica-northeast1 Montréal region. northamerica-northeast1 contains Skylake zones that are now available to all projects and users. See Regions and Zones for more information.

January 08, 2018

  • Zonal DNS names are available in Beta. Zonal DNS names are unique to each zone on your internal VPC networks. Global DNS names continue to resolve, but you can enable zonal DNS names to improve the fault tolerance of your applications when they reference instances on your internal VPC network. Read Zonal DNS to learn more.