I have an RHEL7 GCE instance with a static external IP#, a domain name registered through Google Cloud DNS, an SSL certificate generated against its static external IP#, and software licenses registered against its MAC address. I have corrupted the OS and I want to replace the instance with a newly created one. I need to transfer those network identifiers and the instance name to a new instance. The new instance can be created in the same project as the old instance. So how do I:
1. Assign the old instance's external IP# to the new instance (and give the old instance a new IP#)? 2. Assign the old instance's MAC address to the new instance (and give the old instance a new MAC address)? 3. Transfer the instance name from the old one to the new one (and rename the old one to something else)?
Completing any of those will save me a lot of trouble, and all of them will save me a huge load of trouble.
Thanks for the insights.