DevOps at Google Cloud NEXT
Aja Hammerly

Ten common causes of downtime and how to avoid them

  1. You want to rename a virtual machine
  2. You want to move a virtual machine
  3. You want to clone virtual machine
  4. You want to change the settings for the virtual machine network
  5. You want to change the access rights to the API for virtual machine
  6. And so on…

How to avoid? Nothing. GCP and GCE in particular is so miserable that do not allow to do simple operation without shutdown / destruction of the virtual machine.