gce-images

Get a list of globally available Google Compute Engine images

$ npm install gce-images
const {GCEImages} = require('gce-images');

// Create a client (see below for more about authorization)
const images = new GCEImages();

images.getAll((err, images) => {
/*
  images = {
    centos: {
      [
        {
          kind: 'compute#image',
          selfLink: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/centos-cloud/global/images/centos-6-v20150710',
          id: '2223645373384728207',
          creationTimestamp: '2015-07-13T13:32:32.483-07:00',
          name: 'centos-6-v20150710',
          description: 'CentOS, CentOS, 6.6, x86_64 built on 2015-07-10',
          sourceType: 'RAW',
          rawDisk: [Object],
          status: 'READY',
          archiveSizeBytes: '1133229966',
          diskSizeGb: '10'
        },
        // ...
    },
    coreos: {
      // ...
    },
    debian: {
      // ...
    },
    redhat: {
      // ...
    },
    opensuse: {
      // ...
    },
    suse: {
      // ...
    },
    ubuntu: {
      // ...
    }
  };
*/
});

Get the latest image for a specific OS

images.getLatest('ubuntu', (err, image) => {
/*
  image = {
    kind: 'compute#image',
    selfLink: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/images/ubuntu-1504-vivid-v20150616a',
    id: '6610082300127119636',
    creationTimestamp: '2015-06-17T02:03:55.825-07:00',
    name: 'ubuntu-1504-vivid-v20150616a',
    description: 'Canonical, Ubuntu, 15.04, amd64 vivid image built on 2015-06-16',
    sourceType: 'RAW',
    rawDisk: { source: '', containerType: 'TAR' },
    status: 'READY',
    archiveSizeBytes: '806558757',
    diskSizeGb: '10',
    licenses: [
      'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/licenses/ubuntu-1504-vivid'
    ]
  }
*/
});

Get the latest image for a specific OS from your project

images.getLatest('your-project-id-or-name/ubuntu', (err, image) => {
/*
  image = {
    kind: 'compute#image',
    selfLink: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/your-project-id-or-name/global/images/ubuntu-1504-vivid-v20150616a',
    id: '6610082300127119636',
    creationTimestamp: '2015-06-17T02:03:55.825-07:00',
    name: 'ubuntu-1504-vivid-v20150616a',
    description: 'Canonical, Ubuntu, 15.04, amd64 vivid image built on 2015-06-16',
    sourceType: 'RAW',
    rawDisk: { source: '', containerType: 'TAR' },
    status: 'READY',
    archiveSizeBytes: '806558757',
    diskSizeGb: '10',
    licenses: [
      'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/licenses/ubuntu-1504-vivid'
    ]
  }
*/
});

Get the latest image for a specific version of an OS

images.getLatest('ubuntu-1404', (err, image) => {
/*
  image = {
    kind: 'compute#image',
    selfLink: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/images/ubuntu-1410-utopic-v20150625',
    id: '7075003915689987469',
    creationTimestamp: '2015-07-09T10:46:10.424-07:00',
    name: 'ubuntu-1410-utopic-v20150625',
    description: 'Canonical, Ubuntu, 14.10, amd64 utopic image built on 2015-06-25',
    sourceType: 'RAW',
    rawDisk: { source: '', containerType: 'TAR' },
    status: 'READY',
    archiveSizeBytes: '752874399',
    diskSizeGb: '10',
    licenses: [
      'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/licenses/ubuntu-1410-utopic'
    ]
  }
*/
});

Get a map of OS names to their project's api URL

images.OS_URLS; // also available on require('gce-images').OS_URLS;
/*
  {
    centos: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/centos-cloud/global/images',
    'container-vm': 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/cos-cloud/global/images',
    coreos: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/coreos-cloud/global/images',
    debian: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/debian-cloud/global/images',
    redhat: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/rhel-cloud/global/images',
    opensuse: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/opensuse-cloud/global/images',
    suse: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/suse-cloud/global/images',
    ubuntu: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/images',
    windows: 'https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/windows-cloud/global/images'
  }
*/

Authorization

This module uses google-auth-library to get the required access token. If you don't meet the requirements for automatic authentication, you will need to provide the same configuration object detailed in that readme.

const {GCEImages} = require('gce-images');
const images = new GCEImages({ keyFile: '/Users/stephen/dev/key.json' });

images.getAll((err, images) => {});
images.getLatest('ubuntu', (err, image) => {});

Accepted OS names

  • centos (also centos-cloud)
  • container-vm (also google-containers)
  • coreos (also coreos-cloud)
  • debian (also debian-cloud)
  • redhat (also rhel, rhel-cloud)
  • opensuse (also opensuse-cloud)
  • suse (also suse-cloud)
  • ubuntu (also ubuntu-cloud, ubuntu-os-cloud)
  • windows (also windows-cloud)

All accepted names may be suffixed with a version, e.g. ubuntu-1404.

API

{GCEImages} = require('gce-images')

gceImages.OS_URLS
  • Type: Object

A map of OS names to their Google APIs public image URL.

images = gceImages([authConfig])

authConfig
  • Type: Object

See the above section on Authorization. This object is only necessary if automatic authentication is not available in your environment. See the google-auto-auth documentation for the accepted properties.

authConfig.authClient

If you want to re-use an auth client from google-auto-auth, pass an instance here.

images.getAll([options], callback)

images.getLatest([options], callback)

options
  • Optional
  • Type: String or Object

If a string, it is expanded to: options = { osNames: [**string input**] }.

If not provided, the default options detailed below are used.

options.osNames
  • Type: String[]
  • Default: All

All operating systems you wish to receive image metadata for. See Accepted OS names.

options.deprecated
  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

Include deprecated image metadata in results.

callback(err, images)
callback.err
  • Type: Error

An error that occurred during an API request or if no results match the provided OS name or version.

callback.images
  • Type: Object or Array

With getAll:

If only a single OS is being looked up, you will receive an array of all image metadata objects for that OS.

If multiple OS names were given, you will receive an object keyed by the OS name. Each key will reference an array of metadata objects for that OS.

With getLatest:

If only a single OS is being looked up, you will receive its metadata object back.

If multiple OS names were given, you will receive an object keyed by the OS name. Each key will reference a metadata object.

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