Creating a Cloud Data Fusion instance

This page explains how to create a Cloud Data Fusion instance.

Before you begin

Creating an instance


If the API is enabled, the Cloud Data Fusion section in the Cloud Console shows an Instances page where you can create and manage your Cloud Data Fusion instances.

  1. Click Create an instance.

    Go to the Create an instance page

  2. Enter an Instance name.
  3. Enter a Description for your instance.
  4. Specify the Region in which to create the instance.
  5. Specify the Cloud Data Fusion Version you prefer.
  6. Select the Edition you prefer. The default is Basic.
  7. (Optional) Click Add accelerators to select accelerators to use in your instance.
  8. In Cloud Data Fusion version 6.2.3 and higher, specify the Dataproc service account to use for running your Cloud Data Fusion pipeline in Dataproc. The UI pre-selects the default Compute Engine account. Regardless of version, make sure that a service account has appropriate Identity and Access Management roles for your needs. For more information, see Granting service account user permission.
  9. (Optional) Specify any advanced options. If you do not specify anything, the following defaults are used:

    Private IP
    Enable private IP addresses
    Instead, see Creating a private instance.
    Logging and monitoring Enable Cloud Logging
    Option to enable Cloud Logging to view pipeline logs.
    Logging and monitoring
    Enable Cloud Monitoring
    Option to enable Monitoring.
    Use a customer-managed encryption key (CMEK)
    Option to use role-based access control in versions 6.5 and later.
    <Key> <Value> pair(s)
    The resource labels for the instance to use to annotate any related underlying resources, such as Compute Engine VMs. Label keys and label values can only contain letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores. Label keys must start with a letter or number.
  10. Click Create. It takes up to 30 minutes for the instance creation process to complete.

While Cloud Data Fusion creates your instance, a progress wheel displays next to the instance name on the Instances page. After completion, it turns into a green check mark and indicates that you can start using the instance.


Create an instance:

To create a Cloud Data Fusion instance with the Cloud Data Fusion REST API, construct an instances.create API request, filling in the Instance resource with your configuration information.

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