Setup gcloud on Arya#

The gcloud command is the command line tool for Google Cloud. Other cloud vendors have similar tools; AWS has the aws command, Azure has the azure-cli command. Command line tools are much quicker once you get the hang of them than using the GUI. They also enable users to make shell scripts automating tasks. Soon we’ll use Terraform, a power tool for automating cloud deployment.

The gcloud command is already installed on your Arya machine.

Step 1: Configure your Account#

Before you can use gcloud you have to authenticate it with your google account. I demonstrate this in class:

$ gcloud init 

Follow the instructions.

Step 2: Confirm Access#

This command will search for projects:

$ gcloud projects list