GCP Install: Create an Instance using Google Cloud SDK Shell

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  1. Determine what machine type is appropriate for selection. For more information, see GCP Instance Configuration Recommendations.
  2. Using the image names listed under Find NetWitness Platform GCP Images, create a GCP Instance by running the command:

    gcloud compute instances create <instance name> --image <netwitness image name> --image-project <rsa project> --machine-type <machine type> --zone <gcp zone> --no-address

    For example:

    gcloud compute instances create nw-server --image rsa-nw-11-4-0-0-14000-full --image-project gcp-nw-prod-images --machine-type n1-standard-8 --zone us-west1-c --no-address

    Note: The simple example is shown above, but there are many other options available. For more information, see the "Quickstart: Creating a New Instance Using the Command Line" section in the GCP documentation.

  3. To modify the machine type, region, zone, or other configurations:

    1. Go to Google Cloud Platform > Compute Engine > VM Instance view to find the VM Instance.

    2. Select the instance and click Stop button.

      Stop the instance
    3. Click the Instance name (mg-nw-server).
    4. Click Edit to modify the settings according to your preference and click Save.
      The VM instance details view is displayed.
      Instance Edit Mode
    5. SSH to the newly-created instance using the default NetWitness Platform credentials.

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