Create Spot Instance

Create a spot instance using scheduling block

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resource "google_compute_instance" "spot_vm_instance" {
  name         = "spot-instance-name"
  machine_type = "f1-micro"
  zone         = "us-central1-c"

  boot_disk {
    initialize_params {
      image = "debian-cloud/debian-11"

  scheduling {
    preemptible                 = true
    automatic_restart           = false
    provisioning_model          = "SPOT"
    instance_termination_action = "STOP"

  network_interface {
    # A default network is created for all GCP projects
    network = "default"
    access_config {

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