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Quickstart: Enable Shielded VM options

Learn how to enable Shielded VM options by using the Google Cloud console.

Before you begin

Before you start this tutorial, complete the following steps:

  1. Create a VM instance with an OS that supports Shielded VM features. Learn more about creating a VM instance.
  2. Verify that you have the following permissions on the VM.

    • compute.instances.updateShieldedInstanceConfig

    Learn more about managing access to Compute Engine resources.

Enable all Shielded VM options

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the VM instances page.

    Go to VM instances

  2. Click the instance name to open the VM instance details page.

  3. Click Stop.

  4. After the instance stops, click Edit.

  5. In the Shielded VM section, modify the Shielded VM options:

    • Toggle Turn on Secure Boot to enable Secure Boot. Learn more about Secure Boot.
    • Toggle Turn on vTPM to enable the virtual trusted platform module (vTPM). Learn more about vTPM.
    • Toggle Turn on Integrity Monitoring to enable integrity monitoring. Learn more about integrity monitoring.
  6. Click Save.

  7. Click Start to start the instance.

Clean up

To avoid incurring charges to your Google Cloud account for the resources used on this page, follow these steps.

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the VM instances page.

    Go to VM instances

  2. In the row for the VM instance you created for this exercise, click More Actions, and then select Delete.

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