App Layering

Machine Creation for Google Cloud Platform

This article describes the resources you need to publish images on Machine creation for Google Cloud Platform.

To publish images in this environment, you need a Machine Creation for Google Cloud connector configuration](/en-us/citrix-app-layering/4/connect/machine-creation-for-google-cloud.html). Depending on your environment, you may also need a platform layer.

Machine Creation for Google Cloud Platform connector configuration

To publish images on Machine Creation for Google Cloud Platform you need the resources required to:

Google Cloud project

The Machine creation for Google Cloud Platform connector configuration requires one or more storage locations for:

  • The virtual machine disks you use to create layers and publish layered images.
  • The template file used to deploy Azure virtual machines, and the boot diagnostics files for those virtual machines.

Google Cloud storage

The Azure connector configuration requires one or more storage locations to use for:

  • The virtual machine disks you use to create layers and publish layered images.
  • The template file used to deploy Azure virtual machines, and the boot diagnostics files for those virtual machines.

OS layer

If you plan to use an OS image created on another platform, be prepared to:

  • Export the OS layer from the App Layering appliance running on another platform.
  • Import the OS layer using the App Layering appliance on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Add a version to the imported OS layer, to prepare it to run on the Google Cloud Platform.

Platform layer

You need a platform layer when publishing on a provisioning platform like Citrix machine creation, or on a different hypervisor.

When you create a platform layer, the machine creation software installers must be accessible from the packaging machine so you can install them on the layer.

Machine Creation for Google Cloud Platform