Useful commands for GCP when using the gcloud cli tools
Cheat Sheet & Help
Start here for a long list of useful commands.
Options are described in ‘help’
This will give you the latest and up-to-date information for your version of gcloud cli. You can also search in the help via a command
gcloud help -- «earch term»
this will give a limited set of results and helps find answers quickly.
I needed to have multiple logins, and the best way to achieve that objective was via configuration sets.
gcloud config configurations
gcloud config configurations list
gcloud config configurations create «name»
gcloud config configurations activate «name»
gcloud config configurations describe «name»
Usually GCP will have multiple projects, and you will need to specify which one to use.
gcloud config set project «my-project-id»
Get the load balancers for the project with external IP addresses
It’s important to know the external interface to GCP, which are enumerated as ‘forwarding-rules’.
gcloud compute forwarding-rules list