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DEMO: Working with Availability Policies

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1h 21m

*** NOTICE: This course is outdated and has been deprecated ***




This course has been designed to teach you how to deploy network and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform. The content in this course will help prepare you for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand key networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform
  • Be able to explain different networking and compute features commonly used on GCP
  • Be able to deploy key networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform

Intended Audience

  • Those who are preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam
  • Those looking to learn more about GCP networking and compute features


To get the most from this course then you should have some exposure to GCP resources, such as VPCs and Compute Instances. However, this is not essential.


In this demonstration, I'm going to show you how to change the availability policy for an existing compute instance. Although this can be done via the console or G-Cloud or via A-P-I, I'm going to do it via the console in this demonstration. So to change the availability policy for my existing instance, I need to browse to the V-M instances page in the console. 

From here I just need to click on the instance that I want to edit, and then from the instance details page that I am taken to, I need to click the edit button at the top of the page. Scrolling down, under availability policies, I can update the policy for the instance as needed. For this example, I'll set my policy to terminate the V-M on host maintenance, but I'll leave the automatic restart option set to on. To save my new availability policy settings, I just have to click save. 

Now with these settings, what will happen is, my instance will terminate and restart on new hardware automatically whenever a maintenance event occurs on the underlying hardware.

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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.

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