Set up a project

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Set-up steps

  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 check if billing is enabled on a project.

  4. Enable the Google Cloud Dataproc API.

    Enable the API

  5. Install and initialize the Google Cloud CLI.
  6. In the Google Cloud console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  7. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to check if billing is enabled on a project.

  8. Enable the Google Cloud Dataproc API.

    Enable the API

  9. Install and initialize the Google Cloud CLI.

Set up a VM (optional)

If you plan to run gcloud CLI from a Compute Engine virtual machine instance, the virtual machine must be set up to access Google Cloud Platform services.

To test whether your virtual machine is set up correctly, run gcloud compute instances describe <your-vm-instance-name> from the command line. A service account must be listed that includes the scope https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform. If you can't find the scope, see Setting the scope of service account access for instances.