Release Notes

This page contains release notes for features and updates to Google Cloud Platform VPC networking.

Latest API version: v1

July 2018

July 31, 2018

  • In Shared VPC service projects, listing usable subnets in the host project is now available in Genernal Availability.

June 2018

June 28, 2018

May 2018

May 01, 2018

April 2018

April 23, 2018

March 2018

March 29, 2018

November 2017

November 13, 2017

September 2017

September 5, 2017

  • Alias IP Ranges allows you to assign additional IP addresses to a VM instance. These addresses can be used by containers running on the VM. Alias IP Ranges is now available in General Availability.
  • Firewall Rules egress and deny rules allows you to create firewall rules that govern egress as well as ingress traffic. You can now also create deny rules and you can prioritize the order in which rules are evaluated. Firewall Rules egress and deny rules is now available in General Availability.

August 2017

August 18, 2017

  • Multiple Network Interfaces allows a VM instance to have more than one virtual network interfaces. Each interface must point to a different VPC network. Multiple Network Interfaces is now available in General Availability.

August 11, 2017

July 2017

July 14, 2017

  • VPC Network Peering allows you to peer VPC networks, even networks in different organizations, so that the networks can communicate with each other using internal IP addresses. VPC Network Peering is now available in General Availability.

June 2017

June 21, 2017

  • Multiple Network Interfaces allows a VM instance to have more than one virtual network interface. Each interface must point to a different VPC network. Multiple Network Interfaces is now available in Beta.

June 7, 2017

  • Shared VPC (Previously Cross-Project Networking (XPN)) is now available in General Availability.

May 2017

May 22, 2017

  • Alias IP Ranges allows you to assign additional IP addresses to a VM instance. These addresses can be used by containers running on the VM. Alias IP Ranges is now available in Beta.

May 8, 2017

  • VPC Network Peering allows you to peer VPC networks, even networks in different organizations, so that the networks can communicate with each other using internal IP addresses. VPC Network Peering is now available in Beta.

May 04, 2017

  • Private Google Access allows Compute Engine VM instances to access Google APIs using an internal IP address only. Private Google Access is now available in General Availability.

May 01, 2017

  • Decoupled labels and tags so that creating either a label or a tag will not create the opposing resource. For example, creating a label will no longer create a tag and vice-versa. For more information, read Relationship between instance labels and network tags.

    You can now find information about network tags in the VPC networking documentation.

April 2017

April 17, 2017

  • Firewall Rules egress and deny rules allows you to create firewall rules that govern egress as well as ingress traffic. You can now also create deny rules and you can prioritize the order in which rules are evaluated. Firewall Rules egress and deny rules is now available in Beta.

March 2017

March 09, 2017

  • Shared VPC allows you to share a VPC network with other GCP projects. Shared VPC is now available in Beta.

March 07, 2017

  • Private Google Access allows Compute Engine VM instances to access Google APIs using an internal IP address only. Private Google Access is now available in Beta.

December 2016

December 21, 2016

May 2016

May 11, 2016

The following VPC IAM roles are now generally available:

  • roles/compute.networkAdmin
  • roles/compute.securityAdmin
  • roles/iam.serviceAccountActor

For more information, read the IAM documentation.

November 2014

November 04, 2014

May 2014

May 05, 2014

  • Updated default firewall rule names. Default firewall rules are automatically created with every project. These rules were previously named default-internal and default-ssh. New projects will have the same default firewalls but with the following new names:

    • default-allow-internal - Allows network connections of any protocol and port between any two instances.
    • default-allow-ssh - Allows TCP connections from any source to any instance on the network, over port 22.
  • Introduced new default firewall rule that will be created with each new project.

    • default-allow-icmp - Allows ICMP traffic from any source to any instance on the network.

December 2013

December 17, 2013

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