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gcloud auth login

Set project and zone

gcloud config set compute/zone us-east4-a
# see es command for more

Install gcloud CLI

curl https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt/doc/apt-key.gpg | sudo apt-key --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/cloud.google.gpg add -
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/cloud.google.gpg] https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-cloud-sdk.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-cloud-sdk

Details Then you should copy the ssh key from another location:

scp -r case:.ssh/google_compute* ~/.ssh/

Cloning a VM

  • Create an image of an existing VM, with the same name. It will be added under...
Compute Engine > VMs > Machine images
  • Create a new VM from the machine image