Starting Datalab on a Chromebook

Before You Begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  4. Enable the Google Compute Engine and Cloud Source Repositories APIs.

    Enable the APIs

  5. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  6. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  7. Enable the Google Compute Engine and Cloud Source Repositories APIs.

    Enable the APIs

Launch Datalab from Cloud Shell

  1. Start a Cloud Shell session from a Google Cloud Platform project.
  2. In the Cloud Shell session window, run the following command to create a Datalab VM instance. Make sure to select a unique name for the instance, which must start with a lowercase letter followed by up to 62 lowercase letters, numbers, or hyphens, and cannot end with a hyphen.
    datalab create instance-name
    
  3. Open your browser to the Datalab home page by clicking the Web preview button web-preview-button, and then selecting Change port→Port 8081.

    The Datalab home page opens in your browser.