Python templates in GCP Deployment Manager

Imagine we have Deployment Manager’s config file that creates a virtual machine from certain image and assigns an ephemeral public IP address to it. Something like this:

If I decided to create 5 other VMs, similar to this one, I’d probably have to copy-paste the config, changing just the tiny pieces: the name and probably the zone with the image.

However, Deployment manager supports Jinja and Python templates, so we can move a repetitive blocks into those, leaving only customizable parts on the surface. Let’s see is how it works for Python. Continue reading “Python templates in GCP Deployment Manager”