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Overview of Private Access Options for Services

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Overview of Private Access Options for Services
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Duration
40m
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Description

In this course, we look at configuring Private Google access starting with an overview of what it is, before moving on to networking and DNS configuration as well as routing and firewalls. We'll then walk you through a guided demonstration of how to enable Private Google Access so that you get a practical understanding of the service.

We'll also look at Private Google Access for on-premises hosts, covering domain names, virtual IPs, networking and DNS configuration, and permissions. We'll wrap with Private Services Access and Serverless VPC Access.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Private Google Access, its networking and DNS requirements, and how to configure routing and firewalls to use it
  • Learn about Private Google Access for on-premises hosts, its requirements, its permissions, and how to use it
  • Get a high-level overview of Private Services Access and Serverless VPC Access

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to configure private Google access on the GCP platform.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic knowledge of GCP.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to private access options for services. In this lesson, we will take a quick look at the difference private access options that are available on Google cloud platform.

There are four types of private access options that are available on Google cloud. Each of these private access options can be used to allow VM instances with internal IP addresses to communicate with certain APIs and services. The four types of private access include private Google access, private Google access for on-prem hosts, private services Access, and serverless VPC Access.

Private Google access clients consist of Google cloud VM instances that do not have external IP addresses. You typically use private Google access when you want to connect to Google APIs and services without the need to assign external IP addresses to your resources in Google cloud.

Private Google access for on-prem hosts is used with on-prem hosts. Such on-prem hosts may or may not be configured with external IP addresses. You can use this option when you want to connect to Google APIs and services through a VPC network. When using private Google access for on-prem hosts, your on-prem hosts do not need to have external IP addresses assigned to them.

Private services Access can be used with VM instances in Google cloud with or without external IP addresses assigned to them. Private services access can be used to connect to specific Google services and third-party services without the need to assign external IP addresses to your resources.

And lastly, we have serverless VPC Access. Serverless VPC Access works with Google cloud VM instances that may or may not have external IP addresses assigned to them. You would typically use serverless VPC Access to connect from a serverless environment within GCP directly to resources that are deployed in a VPC network using internal IP addresses.

This course is intended to cover the two private Google access options, which include private Google access and private Google access for on-prem hosts. That being the case, we will focus on these options while including some information on private services access and serverless VPC Access for the sake of completeness.

Join me in the next section, where we will get into more detail on private Google access.

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Thomas Mitchell
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.