Method: projects.locations.privateClouds.externalAddresses.create

Creates a new ExternalAddress resource in a given private cloud. The network policy that corresponds to the private cloud must have the external IP address network service enabled (NetworkPolicy.external_ip).

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the private cloud to create a new external IP address in. Resource names are schemeless URIs that follow the conventions in For example: projects/my-project/locations/us-central1-a/privateClouds/my-cloud

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource parent:

  • vmwareengine.externalAddresses.create

Query parameters



Required. The user-provided identifier of the ExternalAddress to be created. This identifier must be unique among ExternalAddress resources within the parent and becomes the final token in the name URI. The identifier must meet the following requirements:

  • Only contains 1-63 alphanumeric characters and hyphens
  • Begins with an alphabetical character
  • Ends with a non-hyphen character
  • Not formatted as a UUID
  • Complies with RFC 1034 (section 3.5)


Optional. A request ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed. The server guarantees that a request doesn't result in creation of duplicate commitments for at least 60 minutes.

For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if the original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments.

The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).

Request body

The request body contains an instance of ExternalAddress.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of Operation.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.