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Networking in Google Cloud Platform
This 2-day instructor-led course gives participants a broad study of networking options on Google Cloud Platform. Through presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy GCP networking technologies, such as Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks, subnets, firewalls; interconnection among networks; load balancing; Cloud DNS; Cloud CDN; Cloud NAT. The course will also cover common network design patterns and automated deployment using Deployment Manager or Terraform.

Course Objectives

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Configure Google VPC networks, subnets, and routers
  • Control administrative access to VPC objects
  • Control network access to endpoints in VPCs
  • Interconnect networks among GCP projects
  • Interconnect networks among GCP VPC networks and on-premises or other-cloud networks
  • Choose among GCP load balancer and proxy options and configure them
  • Use Cloud CDN to reduce latency and save money
  • Optimize network spend using Network Tiers
  • Configure Cloud NAT or Private Google Access to provide instances without public IP addresses access to other services
  • Deploy networks declaratively using Cloud Deployment Manager or Terraform
  • Design networks to meet common customer requirements
  • Configure monitoring and logging to troubleshoot networks problems

Audience

This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Network engineers and Admins who are either using Google Cloud Platform or are planning to do so
  • Individuals who want to be exposed to software-defined networking solutions in the cloud

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, participants should:

  • Completed Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or have equivalent experience
  • Prior understanding of the 7 layer OSI model
  • Prior understanding of IPv4 addressing
  • Prior experience with managing IPv4 routes

Delivery Method

Instructor-led

Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

Topics Covered:

  • Recall that networks belong to projects
  • Explain the differences among default, auto, and custom networks
  • Create networks and subnets
  • Explain how IPv4 addresses are assigned to Compute Engine instances
  • Publish domain names using Google Cloud DNS
  • Create Compute Engine instances with IP aliases
  • Create Compute Engine instances with multiple virtual network interfaces

Topics Covered:

  • Outline how IAM policies affect VPC networks
  • Control access to network resources using service accounts
  • Control access to Compute Engine instances with tag-based firewall rules

Topics Covered:

  • Outline the overall workflow for configuring shared VPC
  • Differentiate between the IAM roles that allow network resources to be managed
  • Configure peering between unrelated VPC networks
  • Recall when to use Shared VPC and when to use VPC Network Peering

Topics Covered:

  • Recall the various load balancing services
  • Configure Layer 7 HTTP(S) load balancing
  • Whitelist and blacklist IP traffic with Cloud Armor
  • Cache content with Cloud CDN
  • Explain Layer 4 TCP or SSL proxy load balancing
  • Explain regional network load balancing
  • Configure internal load balancing
  • Recall the choices for enabling IPv6 Internet connectivity for GCP load balancers
  • Determine which GCP load balancer to use when

Topics Covered:

  • Recall the GCP interconnect and peering services available to connect your infrastructure to GCP
  • Explain Dedicated Interconnect and Partner Interconnect
  • Describe the workflow for configuring a Dedicated Interconnect
  • Build a connection over a VPN with Cloud Router
  • Determine which GCP interconnect service to use when
  • Explain Direct Peering and Partner Peering
  • Determine which GCP peering service to use when

Topics Covered:

  • Recognize how networking features are charged for
  • Use Network Service Tiers to optimize spend
  • Determine which Network Service Tier to use when
  • Recall that labels can be used to understand networking spend

Topics Covered:

  • Explain common network design patterns
  • Configure Private Google Access to allow access to certain Google Cloud services from VM instances with only internal IP addresses
  • Configure Cloud NAT to provide your instances without public IP addresses access to the internet
  • Automate the deployment of networks using Deployment Manager or Terraform
  • Launch networking solutions using Cloud Marketplace

Topics Covered:

  • Configure uptime checks, alerting policies and charts for your network services
  • Use VPC Flow Logs to log and analyze network traffic behavior