This Course explores how to implement virtual private clouds on the Google Cloud Platform. It starts off with an overview, where you'll be introduced to the key concepts and components that make up a virtual private cloud.
After covering basic VPC concepts and components, we'll dive into peering VPCs, shared VPCs, and VPC flow logs, including a hands-on demonstration of how to configure flow logs. We’ll also look at routing and network address translation, before moving on to Google Kubernetes Engine clusters. We’ll cover VPC-native clusters and alias IPs, as well as clustering with shared VPCs.
You’ll learn how to add authorized networks for GKE cluster master access and we finish off by looking at firewall rules. We’ll cover network tags, service accounts, and the importance of priority. You’ll also learn about ingress rules, egress rules, and firewall logs.
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- Get a foundational understanding of virtual private clouds on GCP
- Learn about VPC peering and sharing
- Learn about VPC flow logs and how to configure them
- Learn about routing in GCP and how to configure a static route
- Understand the pros and cons of VPC-native GKE clusters
- Learn about cluster network policies
- Understand how to configure and manage firewall rules in GPC
This Course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to implement virtual private clouds on the Google Cloud Platform.
To get the most from this Course, you should already have experience with the public cloud and networking, as well as an understanding of GCP architecture.
Congratulations! You’ve come to the end of Implementing a GCP Virtual Private Cloud. Let’s review what you’ve learned.
We started things off with a VPC overview, where you were introduced to key concepts and components that make up a virtual private cloud.
After covering basic VPC concepts and components, we dove into peering VPCs and shared VPCs.
We then dove into VPC flow logs. You even got to see a hands-on demonstration of how to configure them.
As we moved through the course, we got into routing and network address translation.
Later on, you learned about Google Kubernetes Engine clusters. We covered VPC-native clusters and alias IPs. We also dove into clustering with Shared VPC. We even took a look at cluster network policies.
After covering cluster network policies, we looked at adding authorized networks for GKE cluster master access.
Coming down the home stretch, we took a look at firewall rules. You learned about network tags, service accounts, and the importance of priority. You also learned about ingress rules, egress rules, and firewall logs.
At this point, you should have a good understanding of how to implement a GCP virtual private cloud.
To learn more about VPCs on Google Cloud Platform, you can, and should, read Google’s published documentation. You should also keep an eye out for new courses on Cloud Academy because we’re always publishing new ones.
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