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VM Instance

Note: if you are running CloudGraph locally you can view the interactive, automatically generated documentation in either GraphQL Playground or Altair by clicking the docs button on the right-hand side of the screen. After reading the below information we highly suggest you use one of these tools to test your queries as they will autocomplete fields for you and let you know if your queries are valid before you even submit them.

Overview

You can currently query the following attributes and connections on an GCP VM Instances

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Filtering

Get data for a single GCP VM Instance that you know the ID for:

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Get data for all of the VM instances in a GCP project:

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Get data for all of the VM instances that are NOT in a GCP project:

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Advanced Filtering

Get data for all of the VM instances that have cloud functions in them:

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Use multiple filter selectors, (i.e. has, and, not, or) to get data for all of the VM instances that have cloud functions AND subnets in them OR that do not have networks in them. Note that you can use has, and, not, or completely independently of each other:

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You may also filter using a regex when filtering on a string field like, lastStartTimestamp if you want to look for a value that matches say, some-time:

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Ordering

You can order the results you get back either asc or desc depending on your preference:

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Only select and return the first two VM instances that are found:

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Only select and return the first two VM instances that are found, but offset by one so VM instances two & three are returned:

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Aggregation

Count the number of VM instances across all scanned GCP projects:

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Count the number of VM instances in a single project. Note that you can apply all of the same filters that are listed above to aggregate queries:

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Examples

Find all of the VM instances that have a tag of Environment:Production for a single GCP project:

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With CloudGraph you can run multiple queries at the same time so you can combine the above two queries if you like:

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When you think, "in terms of a graph", you can do almost anything with CloudGraph. Say for example that you want to know what VM instances don't leverage networking. Simply check to see what networks the VM instance is "connected" to, and compare that against the list of all networks like so:

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Kitchen Sink

Putting it all together; get all data for all VM instances across all regions for all scanned GCP projects in a single query. For the purposes of this example we will only get direct children of the VM instances:

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References



Updated 14 Mar 2022
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