Deploy to Google Cloud Platform - BlueCat DNS Edge

DNS Edge Deployment Guide

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BlueCat DNS Edge

This section gives detailed instructions for deploying a DNS Edge service point to Google Cloud Platform.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites must be met before you begin:
  • You need a configuration file for a service point. Don't include spaces in the service point configuration file name.
  • You need a valid Google Cloud Platform account.

Costs

You are billed for the cost of running a compute engine VM instance in Google Cloud Platform. For more information, refer to VM instances pricing.

Deploying a service point in Google Cloud Platform
  1. Download the service point configuration file for Google Cloud Platform. For more information, refer to .
  2. In the Google Cloud Platform console, navigate to the VM instances page.
  3. Select the service point image and click Continue.
  4. Click Create Instance.
  5. Specify a Name for your instance. See Resource naming convention.
  6. Change the Zone for this instance. Compute Engine randomizes the list of zones within each region to encourage use across multiple zones.
  7. Select a Machine configuration for your instance.
  8. In the Boot disk section, click Change to configure your boot disk.
    1. Select the Custom Images tab.
    2. In the Show images from drop-down, select your project.
    3. In the Image drop-down, select the image.
    4. In the Boot disk type drop-down, select Standard persistent disk.
    5. In the Size (GB) field, enter the size of the disk.
  9. In the Identity and API access section complete the following:
    1. In the Service account drop-down, select Compute Engine service account.
    2. Under Access scopes, select Allow default access.
  10. In the Firewall section, select Allow HTTPS traffic.
  11. In the Management section, complete the following:
    1. In the Reservations drop-down, select Automatically use created reservation.
    2. In the Metadata section, add the service point configuration file for Google Cloud Platform.
    3. In the Availability policy section, complete the following:
      1. In the Preemtibility dorp-down, select Off (recommended).
      2. In On host maintenance drop-down, select Migrate VM instance (recommended).
      3. In the Automatic restart drop-down, select On (recommended).
  12. Click Create button to create and start the instance.