GCP Compute Engine Deployment Guidelines

Technical and sizing requirements for GCP compute engine Cortex XSOAR deployment. GCP Cortex XSOAR best practices. Instance types, storage,a nd security
GCP Compute Engine deployments have specific technical and sizing requirements and a set of Cortex XSOAR best practices.
After you configure and verify your GCP Compute Engine VM, install the Cortex XSOAR Server.
Supported GCP Compute Engine Instance Types
Cortex XSOAR server installation is supported on the following GCP Compute Engine VM types.
VM Type
VM Name
E2 - Cost Optimized
e2-standard-16
e2-standard-32
N2 - General Purpose
n2-standard-16
n2-standard-48
n2-standard-80
N1 - High CPU
n2d-standard-16
n1-standard-64
n1-standard-96
N2D - AMD EPYC Rome processors
n2d-standard-16
n2d-standard-48
n2d-standard-96
C2 - Compute Optimized
c2-standard-16
c2-standard-30
c2-standard-60
The guideline for VM selection is to start with a VM from at least the General Purpose family with a minimum of 16 vCPUs and 64 GB of memory.
Supported GCP Storage
We recommend that you use Balanced or SSD Persistent Disks with a minimum IOPS of 5000+ and minimum disk space of 500 GB.
Network Security
Inbound connections: The Cortex XSOAR server requires that you open HTTPS port 443 for inbound connections.
Outbound connections: outbound ports depend on your integrations and specific requirements. By default, the GCP VPC firewall opens all traffic.
Supported OS
Cortex XSOAR supports server installation on these Linux distributions.
GCP Backup
You can use GCP Persistent Disk Snapshots to back up your GCP Compute Engine VM Disks. Use snapshots for incremental backups, point-in-time restoration, and to view historical data.

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