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.

  • 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.

  • prefix_length: The prefix length of the IP range. If not present, it means the address field is a single IP address. This field is not applicable to addresses with addressType=EXTERNAL.

  • 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.

  • purpose: The purpose of the resource. For global internal addresses it can be * VPC_PEERING - for peer networks This should only be set when using an Internal address.

  • network: The URL of the network in which to reserve the IP range. The IP range must be in RFC1918 space. The network cannot be deleted if there are any reserved IP ranges referring to it. This should only be set when using an Internal address.

GCP Permissions

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