Google Service Incident - May 17, 2021 (Google Kubernetes Engine)

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Google has reported global issues for its Google Kubernetes Engine, which is impacting GKE cluster creation.

Refer to Google's Status Dashboard for the latest on this issue directly from Google.

See the Timeline section for the latest troubleshooting and resolution updates and the Impact section to understand how this could impact your use of the system. 


May 17, 2021 11:45 AM ET - Issue resolved - Google has resolved the issue affecting Google Kubernetes Engine. Our engineers have confirmed they are able to create GKE clusters.

May 17, 2021 10:24 AM ET - Issue reported - Google posted an incident notice with the following description:

Summary: We are experiencing a global issue with creating GKE Clusters

Description: We are experiencing global issue with creation of new Google Kubernetes Engine, beginning at Monday, 2021-05-17 06:51 US/Pacific.

Our engineering team continues to investigate the issue.

We will provide an update by Monday, 2021-05-17 07:55 US/Pacific with current details.

We apologize to all who are affected by the disruption.

Diagnosis: Creating GKE cluster operation failing with error message GCE_PERMISSION_DENIED: Google Compute Engine: Required 'compute.images.useReadOnly' permission

Workaround: None at this time.

May 17, 2021 9:30 AM ET - Issue discovered - Our engineers discovered the issue while testing GKE creations.


Users will not be able to create GKE clusters in Terra. Galaxy creations are affected by this.

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