- Open R-Developer Kit listing on GCP Marketplace
- Click Launch.
- Select a zone where you want to launch the VM(such as us-east1-)
- Optionally change the number of cores and amount of memory. ( This defaults to 1 vCPUs and 3.75 GB ram)
- Optionally change the boot disk type and size. (This defaults to 'Standard Persistent Disk' and 20 GB respectively)
- Optionally change the network name and subnetwork names.
Be sure that whichever network you specify has ports 22 (for ssh), 3389 (for RDP) and 80 (for HTTP) exposed.
- Click Deploy when you are done.
R-Developer Kit will begin deploying.
- A summary page displays when the compute engine is successfully deployed. Click on the Instance link to go to the instance page .
- On the instance page, click on the "SSH" button, select "Open in browser window".
- This will open SSH window in a browser.
- Run below command to set the password for "ubuntu" user
sudo passwd ubuntu
- Now the password for ubuntu user is set, you can connect to the VM's desktop environment from any local windows machine using RDP protocol.
- To connect using RDP via Windows machine, first note the external IP of the VM from VM details page as highlighted below
- Then From your local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection"
- In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, paste the external ip and click connect
- This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment. Provide "ubuntu" as the userid and the password set in step 6 to authenticate. Click OK
- Now you are connected to the out of box R-Developer Kit environment.
- To install R-Studio, Click on “installrstudio” icon on desktop, wait for it to finish.
- Once the installation is finished, refresh desktop (F5), and click on “Rstudio” , it should open R-Studio.
- After R-studio is installed successfully, delete the installrstudio script from the desktop.
confirm the message
Script is deleted from desktop