Networking in the Google Cloud
Fundamental Steps 6h 55m 47 Credits
Networking is a principle theme of cloud computing—it’s the underlying structure of GCP and it’s what connects all your resources and services to one another. This fundamental-level quest will cover essential GCP networking services and will give you hands-on practice with specialized tools for developing mature networks. From learning the ins-and-outs of VPCs, to creating enterprise-grade load balancers, Networking in the Google Cloud will give you the practical experience needed so you can start building robust networks right away.
PrerequisitesThe labs in this quest will teach you networking basics and advanced features incrementally, but hands-on experience with GCP’s core computing and infrastructure services is required before beginning. It is recommended that the students have at least earned a Badge by completing the hands-on labs in the GCP Essentials Quest.
In this lab, you create an auto-mode VPC network with firewall rules and 2 VM instances. Then, you explore the connectivity for the VM instances.
In this lab, you create several VPC networks and VM instances and test connectivity across networks.
In this lab, you create two nginx web servers and control external HTTP access to the web servers using tagged firewall rules. Then, you explore IAM policies and service accounts.
In this lab, you configure VPC Network Peering between two networks. Then, you verify private communication between two VMs in those networks.
In this lab, you configure an HTTP Load Balancer with global backends. Then, you stress test the Load Balancer and blacklist the stress test IP with Cloud Armor.
In this lab, you create two managed instance groups in the same region. Then, you configure an Internal Load Balancer with the instances groups as the backends.
In this lab you connect two networks using Cloud Routers. Cloud Routers build on top of VPN by enabling BGP Routing that dynamically discovers changes in network topology and passes updates to peers.