How to launch and connect your Google Cloud Instance

1. Sign in Google cloud or if you don’t have an account yet, sign up and get a free $300 for 1 year.

2. Select “Compute Engine” -> "VM Instances"

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3. Click "Create instance"

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4. Set up your instance

In Machine type, select “n1-highcpu-4” as below:

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In Boot disk, click on “Change” to modify the disk capacity.

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Virtual node requires 120 GB SSD

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Click “Select” to close this window, then click “Create” to create the instance and wait a few minutes.

5. Change the firewall rule

Click on “(nic0)

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Choose “Firewall rules” on the left bar and click “Create Firewall Rule

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Name the firewall rule
Under “Targets”, choose “All instances in the network
Under “Source IP ranges”, input “0.0.0.0/0

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Under “Protocols and ports”, choose “Specified protocols and ports” and tick on “tcp”, then input “9334,9433,8545

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Then click “Create” and go back to VM Instance.

Your local server is now created. This is the IP address to run your Virtual Node

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6. SSH to instance

Click on “SSH”, select “Open in browser window

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From this SSH window, you can start to set up the node by following these instructions.

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