Improving Network Performance I

Improving Network Performance I

45 minutes 7 Credits


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


In this hands-on lab you get to read through some real-world scenarios, recreate the environments, and work on improving the performance of some troubled networks.

What will be fun to try is comparing the different instances to each other, just like the trouble-shooting use case, so you can prove the results and become familiar with the steps used to improve your own systems' performance.

This lab was adapted from blog posts by Colt McAnlis: Core Count and the Egress problem and Internal IP vs internal IP. Colt blogs about Google Cloud network performance on Medium.

What you'll learn

  • How to test network connectivity and performance using open source tools

  • How to inspect network traffic using open source tools

  • How the size of your machine can affect the performance of your network


  • Basic knowledge of Google Cloud services (best obtained by having previously taken the labs in the Google Cloud Essentials Quest)

  • Basic Google Cloud networking and TCP/IP knowledge (best obtained by having taken the earlier labs in the Networking in the Google Cloud Quest)

  • Basic Unix/Linux command line knowledge

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