To make you more familiar with GCE, we will start simple and create the basic unit of interaction within Google's infrastructure: an instance. At the end of this chapter, you will have a working virtual machine running within GCE that serves a basic web page over the HTTP protocol, in a secure way.
Because the GCE infrastructure hides the magic of creating and destroying virtual machines from you, adding an instance is a very simple process that only requires a few commands. Here are the steps:
gcutil addinstance my-first-instanceand answering the following configuration questions: