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Support GCP gVNIC interface 7.0.1

The new GCP gVNIC interface is supported, which offers improved performance and bandwidth and is required on some VM shapes tuned for optimal performance.

Tooltip

A VM with gVNIC must be deployed with the CLI or API. Refer to the Using Google Virtual NIC documentation for other limitations. If you are upgrading from prior images that support virtIO, the images will remain that way.

Refer to Creating a VM that uses gVNIC for detailed instructions. The following example shows sample commands used to create an instance.

To deploy a gVNIC with the gcloud CLI:
  1. Create a gVNIC enabled image using the FortiGate marketplace image.
    gcloud compute --project=dev-project-000-000000 images create gcp-ond-700-gvnic --source-image=fortinet-fgtondemand-700-20210407-000-w-license --source-image-project=fortigcp-project-000 --guest-os-features=GVNIC
  2. Deploy the instance with the gVNIC image and gVNIC specification in the parameter:
    gcloud compute --project=dev-project-000-000000 instances create xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic --zone=us-central1-c --machine-type=n1-standard-1 --network-interface nic-type=GVNIC,subnet=xxxxxx-hapvc-port1external,private-network-ip=10.0.0.15,address=**.**.**.*** --network-interface nic-type=GVNIC,subnet=xxxxxx-hapvc-port2internal,private-network-ip=10.0.1.15,no-address --can-ip-forward --maintenance-policy=MIGRATE --service-account=************-compute@developer.gserviceaccount.com --scopes=https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform --image=gcp-ond-0128-gvnic --image-project=dev-project-000-000000 --boot-disk-type=pd-standard --boot-disk-device-name=xxxxxx-script-ond-0128
    Created [https://www.googleapis.com/compute/beta/projects/dev-project-000-000000/zones/us-central1-c/instances/xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic].
    NAME                          ZONE           MACHINE_TYPE   PREEMPTIBLE  INTERNAL_IP  EXTERNAL_IP   STATUS
    xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic  us-central1-c  n1-standard-1               10.6.30.5    **.**.**.***  RUNNING
  3. Verify that gVNIC is enabled for the NIC:
    gcloud compute instances describe xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic --zone=us-central1-c
    …
    guestOsFeatures:
    - type: GVNIC
    …
    name: xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic
    networkInterfaces:
    - accessConfigs:
    - kind: compute#accessConfig
    name: external-nat
    natIP: **.**.**.***
    networkTier: PREMIUM
    type: ONE_TO_ONE_NAT
    fingerprint: OiB_2ejfR-g=
    kind: compute#networkInterface
    name: nic0
    network: https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/xxx-xxxxxxx-000-000000/global/networks/xxxxxxxx
    networkIP: 10.6.30.5
    nicType: GVNIC
  4. Log in to the FortiGate using SSH and verify that the drivers are correct:
    # diagnose hardware lspci –v
    00:04.0 Class 0200: Device 1ae0:0042
            Subsystem: Device 1ae0:0058
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
            Memory at feb01000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Memory at feb02000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
            Memory at fea00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
            Capabilities: [80] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=3 Masked-
            Kernel driver in use: gvnic
    # diagnose hardware deviceinfo nic port1
    Name:            port1
    Driver:          gve
    Version:         1.2.0
    Bus:             0000:00:04.0
    Hwaddr:          **:**:**:**:**:**
    Permanent Hwaddr:**:**:**:**:**:**
    State:           up
    Link:            up
    Mtu:             1460
    Supported:
    Advertised:
    Auto:            disabled

Support GCP gVNIC interface 7.0.1

The new GCP gVNIC interface is supported, which offers improved performance and bandwidth and is required on some VM shapes tuned for optimal performance.

Tooltip

A VM with gVNIC must be deployed with the CLI or API. Refer to the Using Google Virtual NIC documentation for other limitations. If you are upgrading from prior images that support virtIO, the images will remain that way.

Refer to Creating a VM that uses gVNIC for detailed instructions. The following example shows sample commands used to create an instance.

To deploy a gVNIC with the gcloud CLI:
  1. Create a gVNIC enabled image using the FortiGate marketplace image.
    gcloud compute --project=dev-project-000-000000 images create gcp-ond-700-gvnic --source-image=fortinet-fgtondemand-700-20210407-000-w-license --source-image-project=fortigcp-project-000 --guest-os-features=GVNIC
  2. Deploy the instance with the gVNIC image and gVNIC specification in the parameter:
    gcloud compute --project=dev-project-000-000000 instances create xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic --zone=us-central1-c --machine-type=n1-standard-1 --network-interface nic-type=GVNIC,subnet=xxxxxx-hapvc-port1external,private-network-ip=10.0.0.15,address=**.**.**.*** --network-interface nic-type=GVNIC,subnet=xxxxxx-hapvc-port2internal,private-network-ip=10.0.1.15,no-address --can-ip-forward --maintenance-policy=MIGRATE --service-account=************-compute@developer.gserviceaccount.com --scopes=https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform --image=gcp-ond-0128-gvnic --image-project=dev-project-000-000000 --boot-disk-type=pd-standard --boot-disk-device-name=xxxxxx-script-ond-0128
    Created [https://www.googleapis.com/compute/beta/projects/dev-project-000-000000/zones/us-central1-c/instances/xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic].
    NAME                          ZONE           MACHINE_TYPE   PREEMPTIBLE  INTERNAL_IP  EXTERNAL_IP   STATUS
    xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic  us-central1-c  n1-standard-1               10.6.30.5    **.**.**.***  RUNNING
  3. Verify that gVNIC is enabled for the NIC:
    gcloud compute instances describe xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic --zone=us-central1-c
    …
    guestOsFeatures:
    - type: GVNIC
    …
    name: xxxxxx-script-ond-0128-gvnic
    networkInterfaces:
    - accessConfigs:
    - kind: compute#accessConfig
    name: external-nat
    natIP: **.**.**.***
    networkTier: PREMIUM
    type: ONE_TO_ONE_NAT
    fingerprint: OiB_2ejfR-g=
    kind: compute#networkInterface
    name: nic0
    network: https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/xxx-xxxxxxx-000-000000/global/networks/xxxxxxxx
    networkIP: 10.6.30.5
    nicType: GVNIC
  4. Log in to the FortiGate using SSH and verify that the drivers are correct:
    # diagnose hardware lspci –v
    00:04.0 Class 0200: Device 1ae0:0042
            Subsystem: Device 1ae0:0058
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
            Memory at feb01000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Memory at feb02000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
            Memory at fea00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
            Capabilities: [80] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=3 Masked-
            Kernel driver in use: gvnic
    # diagnose hardware deviceinfo nic port1
    Name:            port1
    Driver:          gve
    Version:         1.2.0
    Bus:             0000:00:04.0
    Hwaddr:          **:**:**:**:**:**
    Permanent Hwaddr:**:**:**:**:**:**
    State:           up
    Link:            up
    Mtu:             1460
    Supported:
    Advertised:
    Auto:            disabled