A google_compute_global_address is used to test a Google GlobalAddress resource


describe google_compute_global_address(project: 'chef-gcp-inspec', name: 'inspec-gcp-global-address') do
  it { should exist }
  its('ip_version') { should eq 'IPV6' }

describe google_compute_global_address(project: 'chef-gcp-inspec', name: 'nonexistent') do
  it { should_not exist }


Properties that can be accessed from the google_compute_global_address resource:

  • address: The static external IP address represented by this resource.

  • creation_timestamp: Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

  • description: An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.

  • id: The unique identifier for the resource. This identifier is defined by the server.

  • name: Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression [a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])? which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

  • ip_version: The IP Version that will be used by this address. Valid options are IPV4 or IPV6. The default value is IPV4.

  • region: A reference to the region where the regional address resides.

  • address_type: The type of the address to reserve, default is EXTERNAL. * EXTERNAL indicates public/external single IP address. * INTERNAL indicates internal IP ranges belonging to some network.

GCP Permissions

Ensure the Compute Engine API is enabled for the current project.