Google Compute Engine Global Network Endpoint Group

This page shows how to write Terraform for Compute Engine Global Network Endpoint Group and write them securely.

google_compute_global_network_endpoint_group (Terraform)

The Global Network Endpoint Group in Compute Engine can be configured in Terraform with the resource name google_compute_global_network_endpoint_group. The following sections describe 2 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "google_compute_global_network_endpoint_group" "this" {
  default_port          = var.default_port
  description           = var.description
  name                  =
  network_endpoint_type = var.network_endpoint_type
  project               = var.project
resource "google_compute_global_network_endpoint_group" "external_proxy" {
  name                  = "test-network-endpoint"
  network_endpoint_type = "INTERNET_FQDN_PORT"
  default_port          = "443"

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The default port used if the port number is not specified in the network endpoint.

An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.

  • id optional computed - string
  • name required - string

Name of the resource; provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression 'a-z?' which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

Type of network endpoints in this network endpoint group. Possible values: ["INTERNET_IP_PORT", "INTERNET_FQDN_PORT"]

Explanation in Terraform Registry

A global network endpoint group contains endpoints that reside outside of Google Cloud. Currently a global network endpoint group can only support a single endpoint. Recreating a global network endpoint group that's in use by another resource will give a resourceInUseByAnotherResource error. Use lifecycle.create_before_destroy to avoid this type of error. To get more information about GlobalNetworkEndpointGroup, see:

Tips: Best Practices for The Other Google Compute Engine Resources

In addition to the google_compute_disk, Google Compute Engine has the other resources that should be configured for security reasons. Please check some examples of those resources and precautions.



Ensure the encryption key for your GCE disk is stored securely

It is better to store the encryption key for your GCE disk securely. Secret Manager could be used instead.



Ensure your VPC firewall blocks unwanted outbound traffic

It is better to block unwanted outbound traffic not to expose resources in the VPC to unwanted attacks.



Ensure appropriate service account is assigned to your GCE instance

It is better to create a custom service account for the instance and assign it.



Ensure OS login for your GCE instances is enabled at project level

It is better to enable OS login for your GCE instances. Enabling OS login ensures that SSH keys used to connect to instances are mapped with IAM users, allowing centralized and automated SSH key management.



Ensure to use modern TLS protocols

It's better to adopt TLS v1.2+ instead of outdated TLS protocols.



Ensure VPC flow logging is enabled

It is better to enable VPC flow logging. VPC flow logging allows us to audit traffic in your network.

Review your Google Compute Engine settings

In addition to the above, there are other security points you should be aware of making sure that your .tf files are protected in Shisho Cloud.

Frequently asked questions

What is Google Compute Engine Global Network Endpoint Group?

Google Compute Engine Global Network Endpoint Group is a resource for Compute Engine of Google Cloud Platform. Settings can be wrote in Terraform.

Where can I find the example code for the Google Compute Engine Global Network Endpoint Group?

For Terraform, the niveklabs/google and sanjeevgopinath/gcp-cdn-tf source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.