This page describes individual resources that can be used with Network Service Tiers. For contextual "how-to" information about using these resources, see Using Network Service Tiers.

The Network Service Tiers APIs and gcloud commands are part of Compute Engine.

gcloud SDK and API reference


Use to create internal and external IP address resources, assign those address resource to GCP resources, and modify address resources.

Forwarding rules

Use to create and modify forwarding rules in your VPC network. Forwarding rules tell the network where to send matching packets that enter or pass through the network.


Use to create and modify VM instances in your VPC network.

Instance templates

Use to create and modify instance templates. Instance templates are used by instance groups to create standardized VM instances.

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