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Quickstart: Configure domain peering

This topic shows you how to configure domain peering with Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Managed Microsoft AD).

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 check if billing is enabled on a project.

  4. Enable the Managed Microsoft AD, Cloud DNS, and Compute Engine 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 check if billing is enabled on a project.

  7. Enable the Managed Microsoft AD, Cloud DNS, and Compute Engine APIs.

    Enable the APIs

  8. Create a Managed Microsoft AD domain in the domain resource project.
  9. Create a VPC network in the VPC resource project to which you want to peer your domain with.
  10. Make sure that the IP ranges assigned to Managed Microsoft AD and any authorized networks don't overlap.
  11. Make sure that you have any one of the following IAM roles:
    • Google Cloud Managed Identities Admin (roles/managedidentities.admin)
    • Google Cloud Managed Identities Peering Admin (roles/managedidentities.peeringAdmin)
  12. Optional: Check if you have the following IAM roles as well:
    • Google Cloud Managed Identities Viewer (roles/managedidentities.viewer)
    • Compute Network User (roles/compute.networkUser)
    • Compute Network Viewer (roles/compute.networkViewer)

Configure domain peering

After you complete the prerequisites and gather your domain information, you can create the domain peering.

Console

To create a peering from the domain resource project, follow these steps:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Managed Microsoft AD page.
    Go to Managed Microsoft AD
  2. Click the Peerings tab.
  3. On the Peerings page, click Create peering.
  4. In the Name field, enter a name for your peering resource.
  5. Select Domain.
  6. In the Select domain from this project list, select your Managed Microsoft AD domain.
  7. Enter the project ID or number that includes the VPC network you want to peer with.
  8. Enter the name of your VPC network.
  9. Optional: To add labels, expand the Labels section. Click Add labels, and then enter the key-value pairs.
  10. Click Create.

After the operation is complete, the Peerings page lists the peering with status as Disconnected.

To create a peering from the VPC resource project, follow these steps:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Managed Microsoft AD page.
    Go to Managed Microsoft AD
  2. Click the Peerings tab.
  3. On the Peerings page, click Create peering.
  4. In the Name field, enter a name for your peering resource.
  5. Select Network.
  6. In the Select network from this project list, select your VPC network.
  7. Enter the project ID or number that includes your Managed Microsoft AD domain.
  8. Enter the name of your Managed Microsoft AD domain.
  9. Optional: To add labels, expand the Labels section. Click Add labels, and then enter the key-value pairs.
  10. Click Create.

After the operation is complete, the Peerings page lists the peerings with status as Connected on both the projects.

gcloud

Run the following gcloud CLI command.

gcloud active-directory peerings create PEERING-RESOURCE-NAME \
--domain=DOMAIN-NAME  \
--authorized-network=VPC-NETWORK-NAME

Replace the following:

  • PEERING-RESOURCE-NAME: a name for your domain peering resource (such as my-domain-peering).
  • DOMAIN-NAME: a full resource name for your Managed Microsoft AD domain, in the form of: projects/PROJECT-ID/locations/global/domains/DOMAIN-NAME.
  • VPC-NETWORK-NAME: a full resource name for your VPC network, in the form of: projects/PROJECT-ID/global/networks/NETWORK-NAME.

You receive the following response that indicates domain peering creation has started:

Create request issued for: PEERING-RESOURCE-NAME
Waiting for operation-1842751234221-5857b78a1a49e-02bc63a3-77e5c7ee to complete...

After the operation is complete, configure domain peering in the VPC resource project. Run the following gcloud CLI command.

gcloud active-directory peerings create PEERING-RESOURCE-NAME \
--domain=DOMAIN-NAME  \
--authorized-network=VPC-NETWORK-NAME
--project=VPC-RESOURCE-PROJECT-ID

Replace the following:

  • PEERING-RESOURCE-NAME: a name for your domain peering resource (such as my-domain-peering).
  • DOMAIN-NAME: a full resource name for your Managed Microsoft AD domain, in the form of: projects/PROJECT-ID/locations/global/domains/DOMAIN-NAME.
  • VPC-NETWORK-NAME: a full resource name for your VPC network, in the form of: projects/PROJECT-ID/global/networks/NETWORK-NAME.
  • VPC-RESOURCE-PROJECT-ID: the project ID of the VPC network project that is hosting the VPC.

You receive the following response that indicates domain peering creation has started:

Create request issued for: PEERING-RESOURCE-NAME
Waiting for operation-1842751821453-5857b78a1a49e-02bc63a3-77e5c7ee to complete...

This operation can take up to 15 mins to complete. You can repeat the process to create multiple domain peerings in a project. However, you can peer up to 10 VPC networks with a Managed Microsoft AD domain.

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