Install a connector in a Google Cloud Platform environment

How to integrate an EAA connector in a Google Cloud environment.

How to

  1. Create and download a connector in EAA.
  2. Log in to the EAA Management Portal.
  3. From the top menu bar click Connectors.
  4. Locate the connector card labeled GCEtest.
  5. Click download to download the tarball (connector-id.tar.gz) file.
    Note: You might have to set some options in your browser to prevent the file from being unzipped and extracted automatically.
  6. Save the connector tarball in a safe location to protect it from accidental deletion.
  7. Create a connector VM in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
    1. Log in to the GCP console. Use the storage browser to upload the connector-id.tar.gz file to your Google Cloud storage.
    2. Create an image using the connector-id.tar.gz file. Click Compute Engine > Images > New image.
    3. Enter a name for the connector.
    4. From the Source Type menu select Cloud Storage Object.
    5. Enter the location of the tarball file stored in Cloud storage. For example, gs://bucketname/connector-id.tar.gz.
    6. Spawn an instance using the new image. Select the image name and click Create Instance.
    7. Enter a name for the instance, select the zone, and make sure the Machine Type is n1-standard (EAA recommends a minimum of 2vCPU with 8GB memory for connectors). Make sure the image has the correct connector image.
    8. Select the appropriate Boot Disk Type.
    9. Make sure the connector has Internet connectivity. Assign Ephemeral or New static IP address.
    10. Click Create. GCP creates and boots up the connector instance in Google Cloud.
    The connector automatically connects to the EAA cloud.
  8. Return to the EAA Management Portal.
  9. Locate the connector card labeled GCEtest.
  10. Click Click to approve.

What you should see

Your connector now runs in the Google Cloud Platform environment.