Find and download the Google Compute VM image from our website for the product you want to install.
Uploading the virtual image
Log on to your Google Cloud Platform console at https://console.cloud.google.com.
Using the menu at the top left navigate to Storage and click on it.
Click on Create Bucket if you don't already have a bucket to store your files, then give it a name and location. Click Create to create the bucket.
Click on the newly created bucket to enter it, then click Upload Files, then select your local copy of the image and click Open. The upload to Google Storage then starts.
Wait for this to finish, then using the menu at the top left click on Compute Engine.
Click on Images on the left hand side, then click Create Image at the top. Give the image a name and optionally a family and description.
Click the Source dropdown and select Cloud Storage file.
Click Browse next to Cloud Storage file, then navigate to your storage bucket and select the image you uploaded previously. Click Select.
Click Create to create the image. Note that this can take a few minutes.
Creating the VM
Click on Compute Engine->VM instances on the left menu.
Click on Create Instance. Give the instance a name, set the the zone you want it in and set the machine type.
In the Boot disk section, click Change.
Click on the Custom images column, then select the image just created. Alter the boot disk type and size if required (the defaults are generally okay). Click Select.
In the firewall section, tick Allow HTTP traffic (optional) and Allow HTTPS traffic (required)
If you want to add your own SSH keys to this instance, you can click the Management, disk, networking, SSH keys link and do this now - otherwise this instance will use project wide SSH keys for access.
Click Create to complete the VM creation.
Your VM should now be visible in the instance list.
Connecting to your VM
In the instance list, you can see the IP address of your new VM.
You should be able to use a web browser to connect to this machine using https://<ipaddress>.
As this is the first time you have accessed the server, it should display the Setup Wizard. Follow the setup wizard document to complete the initial setup of the server.
Once the wizard has completed, you can now log on to the server and start to configure your users and resources.
You can click on the SSH action on the right hand side of the server listing to get a web based SSH session.