ED 200: Google Cloud Linux Server (15 pts)

What you need


To deploy a Linux Server on the Google cloud.

Creating an Account

Start at


Click "Get started for free"

On the next page, choose your country and click continue.

Sign in to a Google account

Agree to the Terms of Service.

Fill in the next page. You must enter a credit card number, but it says you won't be charged without agreeing to that later.


A box says you have $300 in free trial credit, as shown below.

On the next page, click "Compute Engine".

Wait while it gets ready.

The "VM instances" page appears, as shown below. When it's ready, you see the screen shown below. Click Create.

Creating a Debian Linux Server

The "Create an instance" page appears as shown below.

Give your instance an appropriate name, such as "debian".

In the "Create an instance" page, at the bottom of the page, in the "Firewall" section, click both boxes to allow HTTP ahd HTTPS traffic.

Accept the default selections for the other options, as shown below.

At the bottom of the page, click the Create button.

Your Linux machine is now included in the list of instances, as shown below.

In the "linux" line, in the "Connect" column, click the drop-down arrow. Click "Open in browser window", as shown below.

Your Linux server's console appears, as shown below.

Ported to new scoring engine 7-17-19
Updated for DEFCON 8-8-19