This page shows you how to get information about Filestore instances.
Before you begin
If you want to use the command-line examples in this page, enable the
command-line tool by installing the Cloud SDK.
Getting information about all instances
You can get information about your Filestore instances by going to the Filestore instances page:
or by running the
instances list command:
gcloud filestore instances list --project=project-id --zone=zone
project-id is the project ID of the Cloud project that contains the Filestore instance. You can skip this flag if the Filestore instance is in the
gclouddefault project. You can set the default project by running:
gcloud config set project project-id
zone is the GCP zone for which you want to list Filestore instances. If you skip this flag, instances in all zones are returned. Run the
gcloud filestore zones listcommand to get a list of supported zones.
The response to the
instances list command is similar to the following:
INSTANCE_NAME ZONE TIER CAPACITY_GB FILE_SHARE_NAME IP_ADDRESS STATE CREATE_TIME nfs-loc europe-west1-b BASIC_HDD 1024 nfs1 10.0.5.2 READY 2017-10-09T22:11:28 nfs3 us-central1-c BASIC_HDD 1024 acme 10.0.6.2 READY 2017-11-06T09:37:18
The following command lists all of the Filestore instances
gcloud filestore instances list --project=myproject
Getting information about a specific instance
Use one of the following procedures to get information about a specific Filestore instance.
Go to the Filestore instances page.
Click the instance ID to open the instance details page.
Get information about a Filestore instance by running the
instances describe command:
gcloud filestore instances describe instance-id --project=project-id --zone=zone
The response to the
instances describe command is similar to the following:
createTime: '2019-10-11T17:28:23.340943077Z' fileShares: - capacityGb: '1024' name: vol1 name: projects/yourproject/locations/us-central1-c/instances/nfs-server networks: - ipAddresses: - 10.0.0.2 network: default reservedIpRange: 10.0.0.0/29 state: READY tier: BASIC_HDD
These fields represent the following values:
createTime: The time the instance was created, in RFC 3339 format.
capacityGb: The size of the Filestore file share in binary gigabytes (
GB), where 1
GB= 10243 bytes.
name: The name of the Filestore file share. You can use this along with the IP address identified by the
ipAddressesvalue to mount the file share on a client.
name: The fully qualified name of the instance.
ipAddresses: The IP address for the instance. Use this value along with the file share name to mount the Filestore file share on a client.
network: The name of the VPC network that the instance uses.
reservedIpRange: The IP address block reserved for the use of the instance.
state: The state of the instance.
tier: The Filestore service tier of the instance.
The following command provides information about the
test-nfs instance in
myproject, in zone
gcloud filestore instances describe test-nfs --project=myproject --zone=us-central1-c
Getting information about Filestore instance mounts
Listing the mount points for an instance
You can list all mount points where a Filestore instance is mounted by running:
sudo showmount -a INSTANCE_IP
The following command lists all mount points for a Filestore
instance with the IP address
sudo showmount -a 10.77.67.226
The response looks similar to the following:
All mount points on 10.77.67.226: 10.128.0.1:/fileshare 10.128.0.2:/fileshare 10.128.0.3:/fileshare
Getting the number of mount points for an instance
You can get the total number of mount points for a Filestore instance by running:
sudo showmount -a INSTANCE_IP --no-headers | wc -l
The following command displays the number of mount points for an instance
with the IP address
sudo showmount -a 10.77.67.226 --no-headers | wc -l
- Create another instance.
- Mount the Filestore file share on a Compute Engine VM instance.
- Access the Filestore file share from a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster.