Creating VPC Peering Architecture

Lab Details:

  1. This lab walks you through GCP VPC Peering.

  2. In this lab, you will create two VPCs, and two VPC Peering connections to connect both VPCs.

  3. Region: us-central1 , us-east1

  4. Duration: 60 minutes

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What is VPC Peering?

  • Before understanding VPC Peering, you must possess knowledge of VPCs which is a virtual version of a physical network. It is a global resource.

  • In the real world, there might be a chance when your company needs connectivity with several other VPCs, either on-cloud or on-premise, VPC Peering is the solution.

  • It provides private connectivity among two VPCs regardless of the same project/organization or not.

  • Private Connectivity means traffic stays within Google Network and not public.

  • It is a secure solution as nothing is going public on the Internet.

  • You are able to save egress costs as nothing is traveling outside.

  • Both VPCs in the Peering connection remain administratively separate which means both are managed by their administrators. Configuration is done in each VPC separately. 

  • A VPC can peer with up to 25 VPCs but only direct peering is possible no transitive peering is possible which simply means if VPC A is connected with VPC B and VPC B is connected with VPC C that doesn't mean VPC A is connected with VPC C.

Lab Tasks:

  1. Creating a VPC with Subnet in us-central1 Region.

  2. Creating a VPC with Subnet in us-east1 Region.

  3. Creating a VPC Peering from us-central to us-east.

  4. Creating a VPC Peering from us-east to us-central.

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