Getting started on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

For users looking to deploy InfluxDB Enterprise on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure, InfluxData provides an InfluxDB Enterprise bring-your-own-license (BYOL) solution on the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace that makes the installation and setup process easy and straightforward. Clusters deployed through the GCP Marketplace are ready for production.

Note: The Deployment Manager templates used for the InfluxDB Enterprise BYOL solution are open source. Issues and feature requests for the Marketplace deployment should be submitted through the related GitHub repository (requires a GitHub account) or by contacting InfluxData support.

Prerequisites

This guide requires the following:

To deploy InfluxDB Enterprise on platforms other than GCP, please see InfluxDB Enterprise installation options.

Deploying a cluster

To deploy an InfluxDB Enterprise cluster, log in to your Google Cloud Platform account and navigate to InfluxData’s InfluxDB Enterprise (BYOL) solution in the GCP Marketplace.

GCP InfluxDB Enterprise solution page

Click Launch on compute engine to open up the configuration page.

GCP InfluxDB Enterprise configuration page

Copy the InfluxDB Enterprise license key to the InfluxDB Enterprise license key field or sign up for a free InfluxDB Enterprise trial for GCP to obtain a license key.

Adjust any other fields as desired. The cluster will only be accessible within the network (or subnetwork, if specified) in which it is deployed. The fields in collapsed sections generally do not need to be altered.

Click Deploy to launch the InfluxDB Enterprise cluster.

GCP InfluxDB Enterprise deployment pending page

The cluster will take up to five minutes to fully deploy. If the deployment does not complete or reports an error, read through the list of common deployment errors.

GCP InfluxDB Enterprise deployment complete page

Your cluster is now deployed!

Note: Make sure you save the “Admin username”, “Admin password”, and “Connection internal IP” values displayed on the screen. They will be required when attempting to access the cluster.

Accessing the cluster

The cluster’s IP address is only reachable from within the GCP network (or subnetwork) specified in the solution configuration. A cluster can only be reached from instances or services within the same GCP network or subnetwork in which it was provisioned.

Using the GCP Cloud Shell or gcloud CLI, create a new instance that will be used to access the InfluxDB Enterprise cluster.

gcloud compute instances create influxdb-access --zone us-central1-f --image-family debian-9 --image-project debian-cloud

SSH into the instance.

gcloud compute ssh influxdb-access

On the instance, install the influx command line tool via the InfluxDB open source package.

wget https://dl.influxdata.com/influxdb/releases/influxdb_1.6.3_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i influxdb_1.6.3_amd64.deb

Now the InfluxDB Enterprise cluster can be accessed using the following command with “Admin username”, “Admin password”, and “Connection internal IP” values from the deployment screen substituted for <value>.

influx -username <Admin username> -password <Admin password> -host <Connection internal IP> -execute "CREATE DATABASE test"

influx -username <Admin username> -password <Admin password> -host <Connection internal IP> -execute "SHOW DATABASES"

Next steps

For an introduction to InfluxDB database and the InfluxData Platform, see Getting started with InfluxDB.

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