GCP Compute Engine deployments have specific technical and sizing requirements and a set of Cortex XSOAR best practices.
After you configure and verify your GCP Compute Engine VM, install the Cortex XSOAR Server.
Supported GCP Compute Engine Instance Types
Cortex XSOAR server installation is supported on the following GCP Compute Engine VM types.
E2 - Cost Optimized
N2 - General Purpose
N1 - High CPU
N2D - AMD EPYC Rome processors
C2 - Compute Optimized
The guideline for VM selection is to start with a VM from at least the General Purpose family with a minimum of 16 vCPUs and 64 GB of memory.
Supported GCP Storage
We recommend that you use Balanced or SSD Persistent Disks with a minimum IOPS of 5000+ and minimum disk space of 500 GB.
Inbound connections: The Cortex XSOAR server requires that you open HTTPS port 443 for inbound connections.
Outbound connections: outbound ports depend on your integrations and specific requirements. By default, the GCP VPC firewall opens all traffic.
Cortex XSOAR supports server installation on these Linux distributions.
You can use GCP Persistent Disk Snapshots to back up your GCP Compute Engine VM Disks. Use snapshots for incremental backups, point-in-time restoration, and to view historical data.