Deploying to Google Cloud Platform
Setting up continuous deployment to Google Cloud Platform is pretty straightforward. Whether you are deploying to Google App Engine, Google Managed VMs, Google Compute Engine, or Google Container Engine, you’ll need to first complete some of the same prerequisites.
The Google Cloud SDK, or the gcloud tool, is the command line tool that can be used to deploy to any Google Cloud product. Fortunately, it comes pre-installed on CircleCI.
In order to use the
gcloud program, you will need to activate Python 2.7.
For example, if your tests require Python 3.5, you can specify the version required by
gcloud in your
deployment: production: pre: - pyenv global 2.7.12
Service Account Authentication
You’ll need to use a GCP Service Account to authenticate the
before deploying your project. See more detail on this in the
gcloud authentication doc. You can also see
a complete, working example in the
sample App Engine project.
Google App Engine and Managed VMs
Google Compute Engine And Google Container Engine
Deployment processes to Compute Engine and Container Engine can vary, but the gcloud tool is usually the foundational piece for interacting with these environments. For compute engine, you can use:
sudo /opt/google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud compute copy-files <artifact> <instance_name:path_to_artifact>
to copy artifacts to your instance. For Container Engine, the gcloud command can download the kubectl command
sudo /opt/google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud --quiet components update kubectl sudo /opt/google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud container clusters get-credentials <your-cluster>
which can then be used to interact with your Kubernetes cluster.