Google Cloud Project Setup

This page outlines the steps that the Cloud Deployment Team took when setting up a Google Cloud project before deploying the CDM.

Perform these steps before you deploy the CDM:

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud Console and create a new project.

  2. Authenticate to the Google Cloud SDK to obtain the permissions you’ll need to create a cluster:

    1. Configure the Google Cloud SDK standard component to use your Google account. Run the following command:

      $ gcloud auth login
    2. A browser window appears, prompting you to select a Google account. Select the account you want to use for cluster creation.

      A second screen requests several permissions. Select Allow.

      A third screen should appear with the heading, "You are now authenticated with the Google Cloud SDK!"

    3. Set the Google Cloud SDK configuration to reference your new project. Specify the project ID, not the project name, in the gcloud config set project command:

      $ gcloud config set project my-project-id
  3. Assign the following roles to users who will be creating Kubernetes clusters and deploying the CDM:

    • Editor

    • Kubernetes Engine Admin

    • Kubernetes Engine Cluster Admin

    Remember, the CDM is a reference implementation, and is not for production use. The roles you assign in this step are suitable for the CDM. When you create a project plan, you’ll need to determine which Google Cloud roles are required.

  4. Determine the region where you’ll deploy the CDM. Then, set that region as the default region in your Google Cloud SDK configuration. For example:

    $ gcloud config set compute/region us-west1
  5. Determine the cluster size: small, medium, or large.

  6. Ensure that the cluster creation script will support your region:

    1. Go to Google’s Regions and Zones page.

    2. Determine if the a, b, and c zones are available in your region.

      If these zones are available, no additional action needs to be taken.

      If they’re not available:

      1. Change to the /path/to/forgeops/cluster/gke directory.

      2. Open the script that sets environment variables for your selected cluster size. For example, open the small.sh script if you’re going to deploy a small-sized cluster.

      3. Locate the statement that sets the NODE_LOCATIONS environment variable.

      4. Uncomment this statement.

      5. Change the statement to configure CDM to use three zones available in your region.

      6. Save your changes to the script.

  7. Ensure that your region has an adequate CPU quota for the CDM:

    1. Change to the /path/to/forgeops/cluster/gke directory.

    2. Open the script that sets environment variables for your selected cluster size. For example, open the small.sh script if you’re going to deploy a small-sized cluster.

    3. Locate the statements that set the MACHINE and DS_MACHINE environment variables.

    4. Your quotas need to let you allocate six machines each of MACHINE and DS_MACHINE types in your region. If your quotas are too low, request and wait for a quota increase from Google Cloud before attempting to create your CDM cluster.

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