Get information about an instance template

Get the basic information and instance configuration defined in an instance template.

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Code sample

Go

Before trying this sample, follow the Go setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"

	compute "cloud.google.com/go/compute/apiv1"
	computepb "google.golang.org/genproto/googleapis/cloud/compute/v1"
)

// getInstanceTemplate retrieves an instance template, which you can use to create virtual machine
// (VM) instances and managed instance groups (MIGs).
func getInstanceTemplate(projectID, templateName string) (*computepb.InstanceTemplate, error) {
	// projectID := "your_project_id"
	// templateName := "your_template_name"

	ctx := context.Background()
	instanceTemplatesClient, err := compute.NewInstanceTemplatesRESTClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("NewInstanceTemplatesRESTClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer instanceTemplatesClient.Close()

	req := &computepb.GetInstanceTemplateRequest{
		Project:          projectID,
		InstanceTemplate: templateName,
	}

	return instanceTemplatesClient.Get(ctx, req)
}

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Java API reference documentation.


import com.google.cloud.compute.v1.GetInstanceTemplateRequest;
import com.google.cloud.compute.v1.InstanceTemplate;
import com.google.cloud.compute.v1.InstanceTemplatesClient;
import java.io.IOException;

public class GetInstanceTemplate {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    // projectId: project ID or project number of the Cloud project you use.
    // templateName: name of the template to retrieve.
    String projectId = "your-project-id";
    String templateName = "template-name";
    getInstanceTemplate(projectId, templateName);
  }

  //  Retrieve an instance template, which you can use to create virtual machine
  //  (VM) instances and managed instance groups (MIGs).
  public static void getInstanceTemplate(String projectId, String templateName) throws IOException {
    try (InstanceTemplatesClient instanceTemplatesClient = InstanceTemplatesClient.create()) {

      GetInstanceTemplateRequest getInstanceTemplateRequest = GetInstanceTemplateRequest
          .newBuilder()
          .setProject(projectId)
          .setInstanceTemplate(templateName).build();

      InstanceTemplate instanceTemplate = instanceTemplatesClient.get(getInstanceTemplateRequest);
      System.out.println("Instance Template retrieved: " + instanceTemplate.getName());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before trying this sample, follow the Node.js setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Node.js API reference documentation.

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment and replace these variables before running the sample.
 */
// const projectId = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID';
// const templateName = 'your_template_name';

const compute = require('@google-cloud/compute');

// Retrieve an instance template, which you can use to create
// virtual machine (VM) instances and managed instance groups (MIGs).
async function getInstanceTemplate() {
  const instanceTemplatesClient = new compute.InstanceTemplatesClient();

  const [instance] = await instanceTemplatesClient.get({
    project: projectId,
    instanceTemplate: templateName,
  });

  console.log('Instance template:', instance);
}

getInstanceTemplate();

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import compute_v1


def get_instance_template(
    project_id: str, template_name: str
) -> compute_v1.InstanceTemplate:
    """
    Retrieve an instance template, which you can use to create virtual machine
    (VM) instances and managed instance groups (MIGs).

    Args:
        project_id: project ID or project number of the Cloud project you use.
        template_name: name of the template to retrieve.

    Returns:
        InstanceTemplate object that represents the retrieved template.
    """
    template_client = compute_v1.InstanceTemplatesClient()
    return template_client.get(project=project_id, instance_template=template_name)

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