Google Compute Engine Network

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

google_compute_network (Terraform)

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

Example Usage from GitHub

resource "google_compute_network" "management_network" {
  project                 = google_project.blue_team_project.project_id
  name                    = "management"
  auto_create_subnetworks = false

resource "google_compute_network" "management_network" {
  project                 = google_project.globalprotect.number
  name                    = "management"
  auto_create_subnetworks = false
resource "google_compute_network" "untrust_network" {


  • auto_create_subnetworks optional - bool
    • When set to 'true', the network is created in "auto subnet mode" and it will create a subnet for each region automatically across the '' address range. When set to 'false', the network is created in "custom subnet mode" so the user can explicitly connect subnetwork resources.

  • delete_default_routes_on_create optional - bool
  • description optional - string
    • An optional description of this resource. The resource must be recreated to modify this field.

  • gateway_ipv4 requiredcomputed - string
    • The gateway address for default routing out of the network. This value is selected by GCP.

  • id optionalcomputed - string
  • mtu optionalcomputed - number
    • Maximum Transmission Unit in bytes. The minimum value for this field is 1460 and the maximum value is 1500 bytes.

  • 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.

  • project optionalcomputed - string
  • routing_mode optionalcomputed - string
    • The network-wide routing mode to use. If set to 'REGIONAL', this network's cloud routers will only advertise routes with subnetworks of this network in the same region as the router. If set to 'GLOBAL', this network's cloud routers will advertise routes with all subnetworks of this network, across regions. Possible values: ["REGIONAL", "GLOBAL"]

  • self_link requiredcomputed - string

Explanation in Terraform Registry

Manages a VPC network or legacy network resource on GCP. To get more information about Network, see:

Frequently asked questions

What is Google Compute Engine Network?

Google Compute Engine Network 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 Network?

For Terraform, the wwce/terraform and netfryer/terraform source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.


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