Adding the GCE hostprovider
This topic shows how to add the Google Compute Engine (GCE) hostprovider, that allows to create virtual machines in the Google Cloud.
Before adding the GCE hostprovider, make sure that:
A typical installation sequence for the GCE hostprovider includes the following steps.
Hostprovider distributions for ADCM come in bundles. Regarding the GCE hostprovider, a bundle is a regular archive that includes a description and logic to interact with the Google Cloud.
The steps for downloading a bundle are given below:
Go to the Arenadata Cluster Manager product website and click Download.Switching to the Arenadata Cluster Manager downloading page
Another way — go to the Arenadata App Store website and choose Arenadata Cluster Manager.Switching to the Arenadata Cluster Manager downloading page from App StoreSwitching to the Arenadata Cluster Manager downloading page from App Store
The opened page displays a brief description of the product, links to its distribution components, and information about the last release: release date, release type, minor version, and links to the Usage License and Release Notes. Choose the versions of ADCM and operation system in the corresponding fields and expand the Arenadata ADCM Infrastructure Bundles drop-down list. The bundle of the GCE hostprovider is called Google Compute Engine Bundle.Starting downloading processStarting downloading process
In the opened application form, fill in all mandatory fields. After the data being sent, a browser starts downloading the selected bundle.An application form for downloading the productAn application form for downloading the product
To upload a bundle to ADCM, follow these steps in the ADCM web interface:
Open the BUNDLES tab and click Upload bundle.
Select the downloaded bundle in the Open File Dialog.Switching to uploading a bundleSwitching to uploading a bundle
As a result of the performed actions, the uploaded bundle is displayed at the BUNDLES tab.The result of successful uploading a bundle
To add a new hostprovider to ADCM on the base of the uploaded bundle, follow these steps in the ADCM web interface:
Open the HOSTPROVIDERS tab and click Create provider.Creating a new hostprovider
In the opened window:
Filling in the new hostprovider parameters
Select the uploaded bundle in the Bundle field.
Select the desired version of the bundle in the Version field. Several versions become available in the case of different versions of the same bundle being uploaded. By default, the latest version is displayed.
Enter the hostprovider name in the Hostprovider name field.
Enter the hostprovider description in the Description field, if necessary.
As a result of the performed actions, the created hostprovider is displayed at the HOSTPROVIDERS tab.The result of successful adding a hostprovider
In order to configure the access to the cloud, perform the following actions:
Open the HOSTPROVIDERS tab, find the row with a desired hostprovider, and click the gear icon in the Config column.Switching to configuring the hostprovider
In the next window set the Advanced flag, fill in the necessary parameters, and click Save.Configuring the hostprovider
The assignment of parameters is listed below.
Configuration parameters Parameter Mandatory Description
A unique project identifier in the Google Cloud. Can be copied from the Id column in the Manage resources section of the Google Cloud platform
Service Account email
A service account email. You can create and view service accounts of the project in the Service accounts section of the Google Cloud platform
Credentials of the service account in the JSON format. To upload credentials in the JSON format, navigate to the Service accounts section of the Google Cloud platform, select Create key in the Actions context menu, and get the credentials
A list of OpenSSH keys with the
user@hostnamedata in the end. When adding virtual machines, the users list is parsed from this field. Every user is created with the corresponding key
Return to the HOSTPROVIDERS tab. As a result, the orange exclamation mark stops being displayed in the Actions column. The actions available for the configured hostprovider can be opened by clicking the icon in the Actions column.The result of successful hostprovider configuring
Open the ADCM home page and select the Settings item in the left navigation menu.
Fill in the credentials for Google Cloud authorization in the Google Auth pane. The parameters purpose is described in the table below.
Google authorization parameters Parameter Description
A Сlient ID. See more details in the Google Cloud documentation
A secret key. See more details in the Google Cloud documentation
Domains from which the ADCM authorization is possible. For example,
Click Save.Configuring Google authorization in ADCM