I have a GCP Managed Instance Group with 1 instance running Windows Server. The VM is created and I ran the below code to confirm the instance is RUNNING.

gcloud compute instances describe <instance name>

However console is showing a spinning wheel next to the VM name and it says "Instance is being verified". It has been like this for more than 2 hours. Occasionally, there would be an exclamation mark saying "The resource 'projects/(proj name)/zones/(zone name)/instances/(instance name)' is not ready".

Then after a while, the spinning wheel's message changes to "Instance is being recreated".

I cannot RDP into the server because the instance is still being verified or recreated. How do I overcome this?

Is this an issue with the instance template?

Many thanks in advance.

  • Did you create a health check and configure it with correct firewall rules? – Pranay Nanda Sep 13 '18 at 11:02
  • Yes... health check failed as VM is unavailable but firewall rules verified okay (another similar VM running). I am suspecting there is something wrong with the snapshot that I used to build the template. – SG Chan Sep 14 '18 at 3:15
  • Those error report are more generic. Have you tried to create the managed instance group using the gcloud command? This would provide more details about the error in the CLI. We would be then able to troubleshoot the issue by looking the error report. – Digil Sep 14 '18 at 22:02
  • Thank you for the suggestion. I can now confirm it has to do with the instance template... more specifically the snapshot which was used to build the template. I retook a new snapshot to built the template, and updated the instance with this new template and it works. – SG Chan Sep 16 '18 at 14:24
  • I'm having the exact same issue. Can you please elaborate how was it solved? – GalAbra Sep 28 '18 at 8:07

This is usually a problem with your instance template. It happens to me occasionally when I make a new template and apply it where my instance will sit there spinning forever saying instance is being verified. Revert to an older template if you can (or make a new one from an instance snapshot) and replace the instance.

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