Reserving Static External IP Addresses
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This course has been designed to teach you how to manage networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform. The content in this course will help prepare you for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.

The topics covered within this course include:

  • Adding subnets to a VPC
  • Expanding existing subnets
  • Reserving static addresses via the console and Cloud Shell
  • Managing, configuring, and connecting to VM instances
  • Adding GPUs and installing CUDA libraries
  • Creating and deploying from snapshots and images
  • Working with instance groups

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to manage networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform
  • Prepare for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer Exam

Intended Audience

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


To get the most from this course, you should have some exposure to GCP resources, such as VCPs, VM Instances, Cloud Console, and Cloud Shell. However, this is not essential.



Hi, everyone, welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, we're going to talk about reserving static external IP addresses. If you deploy an instance that requires a static external IP address that's never going to change, you can reserve a static external IP for that instance. You can actually reserve two different types of external IP addresses. You can reserve a regional IP address or a global IP address.

A regional IP address can be used by VM instances with one or more network interfaces and also by network load balancers. A global IP address can be used for global load balancers. A reserved external IP address can be assigned to a new instance during creation of the instance, or it can be assigned to an existing instance that's already been created. You have two options when reserving a static external IP address. You can either reserve a new static external IP address and then assign it to the new VM instance, or you can promote an existing ephemeral external IP address to a static external IP address.

As was the case with static internal addresses, when you reserve an external IP address, that IP is also removed from the dynamic allocation pool so that the reserved address is never used for an automatic allocation. Reserving a static external IP address for a resource ensures that the resource that's assigned the reserve address always uses the same external address. 

In this next lesson, I'll show you how to reserve a new static external IP address.

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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.

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