Launch Appliance from Google Cloud Marketplace

Follow the below steps to launch Jamcracker Appliance from Google Cloud Marketplace.

  1. Launch Google Cloud Marketplace.

  2. If you have a Google Cloud Account, click Sign In to login using your login credentials. If you don't have an account click Sign Up for Free Trial.
  3. Let's assume that you have a Google Cloud Account.

    Note: Before you launch the appliance, you must create a Project. Click here to create a project and map your existing bucket, storage and billing.

    Let's assume you already created a Project by name "jamcracker-dev". Click Explore Launcher.

  4. Search for the appliance.
  5. Click Launch to Compute Engine.

  6. The system by default displays a Deployment name. However, you can change/modify the name.

  7. Select the Zone from the drop-down list, where you want to launch your appliance. A region is a specific geographical location where you can run your resources. Each region has one or more zones. For example, the us-central1 region denotes a region in the Central United States that has zones us-central1-a, us-central1-b, us-central1-c, and us-central1-f.

  8. By default the Machine Type is displayed. However, you can customize the machine type by changing the CPU and Memory size just by clicking the Customize link. A machine type specifies a particular collection of virtualized hardware resources available to a virtual machine (VM) instance, including the memory size, virtual CPU count, and maximum persistent disk capability.

  9. Select the Book Disk Type from the drop-down list. You can select either SSD Persistent Disk or Standard Persistent Disk.

    Persistent disks are durable network storage devices that your instances can access like physical disks in a desktop or a server. The data on each persistent disk is distributed across several physical disks. Compute Engine manages the physical disks and the data distribution to ensure redundancy and optimize performance for you. Persistent disks are available as either standard hard disk drives (HDD) or solid-state drives (SSD).

    Persistent disks are located independently from your virtual machine instances, so you can detach or move persistent disks to keep your data even after you delete your instances. Persistent disk performance scales automatically with size, so you can resize your existing persistent disks or add more persistent disks to an instance to meet your performance and storage space requirements.

    Add a persistent disk to your instance when you need reliable and affordable storage with consistent performance charracteritics.

  10. Enter the Boot Disk Size in gigabyte. Each persistent disk can be up to 64 TB in size, so there is no need to manage arrays of disks to create large logical volumes. Each instance can attach only a limited amount of total persistent disk space and a limited number of individual persistent disks.
  11. By default the network display as "default". The network determines what network traffic the instance can access.

  12. Click More to modify the External IP details. An external IP address associated with this instance. Selecting "None" will result in the instance having no external internet access. The default Source IP range for HTTP and HTTPs opens up for any IP(s) to access the appliance. However to restrict the access provide the Source IP range for HTTP and HTTPS. Select "Yes" if you would like to forward the IP to a different IP address.

    Example for IP address:

    Type Protocol Port Range Source
    HTTP TCP 80
    HTTPS TCP 443

  13. Click Deploy. The Jamcracker Appliance is launched.

  14. Click the <Instance> link, you will be re-directed to VM Instance Details page.

    Instance - This is the name of the VM which you have provided while deploying the instance.

  15. Please note down the External IP and it will be useful for you while accessing the appliance.

    You have installed Jamcracker Appliance. Now, you need to add the host file entries in your system from where you will be accessing the application. (You might have received this information in an e-mail)

    <External IP>

    For Example: Add in your host file. Your host file normally located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts location.