Creating a Google Compute Engine VM Instance

Once you have created or selected a project in the Google Developers Console, you can create a new VM instance in your project.

  1. In the left side menu of the Google Developers Console, click Compute > Compute Engine > VM instances.
  2. Click Create Instance.
  3. Provide the following values to define your VM instance:
    VM Instance Values
    Name Description Details/Restrictions
    Name Name of the instance. The name must start with a lowercase letter followed by up to 62 lowercase letters, numbers, or hyphens. The name cannot end with a hyphen.
    Zone Where your data is stored. Some resources can only be used by other resources in the same zone or region. For example, to attach a disk to a VM instance, both resources must reside in the same zone. For more information, see Regions and Zones in the Google Cloud Platform documentation.
    Machine type The number of CPUs and amount of memory for your instance.

    Cloudera recommends a machine type of at least n1-standard-1 for this Quick Start instance.

    For a production instance, Cloudera recommends at least an n1-standard-2 instance for running Altus Director and an n1-highmem-8 instance for running Cloudera Manager and CDH.

    Boot disk The disk to boot from. Select a preconfigured image with a version of Linux supported for Altus Director. For more information about supported Linux versions, see Supported Software and Distributions.
    Boot disk type The type of boot disk. For this Quick Start, choose standard persistent disk for less expensive storage space. A solid-state persistent disk (SSD) is better suited to handling high rates of random I/O operations per second (IOPS) or streaming throughput with low latency.
    Firewall Traffic to block. Leave both HTTP and HTTPS traffic unchecked.
    Project access Access to Google Cloud services. Leave this unchecked (disabled). These services are not used in this QuickStart.
    Management, disk, networking, access & security options Additional options available when you click the double arrows. Use the default values for all of these settings.

You are now read to install Altus Director Server and Client on your instance.