gcloud alpha compute instances set-name

NAME
gcloud alpha compute instances set-name - set the name of a Google Compute Engine virtual machine
SYNOPSIS
gcloud alpha compute instances set-name INSTANCE_NAME --new-name=NEW_NAME [--zone=ZONE] [GCLOUD_WIDE_FLAG]
DESCRIPTION
(ALPHA) gcloud alpha compute instances set-name allows you to change the name of a virtual machine.
POSITIONAL ARGUMENTS
INSTANCE_NAME
Name of the instance to operate on. For details on valid instance names, refer to the criteria documented under the field 'name' at: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/rest/v1/instances
REQUIRED FLAGS
--new-name=NEW_NAME
Specifies the new name of the instance.
OPTIONAL FLAGS
--zone=ZONE
Zone of the instance to operate on. If not specified, the user may be prompted to select a zone. gcloud will attempt to identify the zone by searching for resources in the user's project. If the zone cannot be determined, the user will then be prompted with all Google Cloud Platform zones.

To avoid prompting when this flag is omitted, the user can set the compute/zone property:

gcloud config set compute/zone ZONE

A list of zones can be fetched by running:

gcloud compute zones list

To unset the property, run:

gcloud config unset compute/zone

Alternatively, the zone can be stored in the environment variable CLOUDSDK_COMPUTE_ZONE.

GCLOUD WIDE FLAGS
These flags are available to all commands: --account, --billing-project, --configuration, --flags-file, --flatten, --format, --help, --impersonate-service-account, --log-http, --project, --quiet, --trace-token, --user-output-enabled, --verbosity.

Run $ gcloud help for details.

EXAMPLES
To change the name of instance-1 to instance-2:
gcloud alpha compute instances set-name instance-1 --new-name=instance-2
NOTES
This command is currently in ALPHA and may change without notice. If this command fails with API permission errors despite specifying the right project, you may be trying to access an API with an invitation-only early access whitelist.