VPC Flow Logs - Analyzing Network Traffic
In this lab, you configure a network to record traffic to and from an Apache web server using VPC Flow Logs. You then export the logs to BigQuery for analysis.
There are multiple use cases for VPC Flow Logs. For example, you might use VPC Flow Logs to determine where your applications are being accessed from to optimize network traffic expense, to create HTTP Load Balancers to balance traffic globally, or to blacklist unwanted IP addresses with Cloud Armor.
In this lab, you learn how to perform the following tasks:
Configure a custom network with VPC Flow Logs
Create an Apache web server
Verify that network traffic is logged
Export the network traffic to BigQuery to further analyze the logs
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Create the custom network
Create a subnet for the custom network in us-west1 region
Create the firewall rule in the custom network
Create the web server in the custom network (zone: us-west1-b)
Install Apache in web server
Export the network traffic to BigQuery