- gcloud alpha compute instances set-name - set the name of a Compute Engine virtual machine
lets you change the name of a virtual machine.
gcloud alpha compute instances set-name
- POSITIONAL ARGUMENTS
- 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
- Specifies the new name of the instance.
- OPTIONAL FLAGS
Zone of the instance to operate on. If not specified, you may be prompted to
select a zone (interactive mode only).
gcloudattempts to identify the appropriate zone by searching for resources in your currently active project. If the zone cannot be determined,
gcloudprompts you for a selection with all available Google Cloud Platform zones.
To avoid prompting when this flag is omitted, the user can set the
gcloud config set compute/zone ZONE
A list of zones can be fetched by running:
To unset the property, run:
gcloud config unset compute/zone
Alternatively, the zone can be stored in the environment variable
- GCLOUD WIDE FLAGS
These flags are available to all commands:
$ gcloud helpfor details.
To change the name of
gcloud alpha compute instances set-name instance-1 --new-name=instance-2
- 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 allowlist. This variant is also available:
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Last updated 2020-12-15 UTC.