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GCP installation overview

Setting up CDC agents is an involved process that requires access to the cloud platform and services as well as a degree of familiarity with that platform. The exact method of installation is up to the user. We highly recommend going through this process with your cloud platform administrator. Equally, we recommend using the method of installation you are most familiar with.


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  • Create new resources specifically for CDC use rather than attempt to use existing cloud resources.
  • Set up a resource group for your new resources for better organization and billing ease.
  • Use the GCP quick guide for a templated installation.
  • Consult your cloud/network administrator for advice on GCP permissions, roles, access and other considerations such as GCP regions.
  • Keep resources in the same Google Cloud region. Note that all resources and services may not be available in all regions; it is recommended you research your desired region in advance.

Installation process

It's recommended that you follow the quick guide for deploying a CDC agent in GCP to create a CDC agent container through Data Loader, and deploy your agent in the GCP console. When you follow this templated installation, make sure you only set up the additional resources it requires.

The Agent (GKE) Kubernetes template requires the user to set up many resources, while the Agent (GCE) template, documented in the above quick guide, takes care of almost the entire installation process, which is why it's recommended you use the quick guide install method.