Represents a Global Address resource. Global addresses are used for HTTP(S) load balancing.

To get more information about GlobalAddress, see:

Example Usage

resource "google_compute_global_address" "default" {
  name = "global-appserver-ip"

Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • name - (Required) Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression [a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])? which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.
  • description - (Optional) An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.
  • ip_version - (Optional) The IP Version that will be used by this address. Valid options are IPV4 or IPV6. The default value is IPV4.
  • project (Optional) The ID of the project in which the resource belongs. If it is not provided, the provider project is used.

Attributes Reference

In addition to the arguments listed above, the following computed attributes are exported:

  • address - The static external IP address represented by this resource.
  • creation_timestamp - Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.
  • self_link - The URI of the created resource.


This resource provides the following Timeouts configuration options:

  • create - Default is 4 minutes.
  • delete - Default is 4 minutes.


GlobalAddress can be imported using any of these accepted formats:

$ terraform import google_compute_global_address.default projects/{{project}}/global/addresses/{{name}}
$ terraform import google_compute_global_address.default {{project}}/{{name}}
$ terraform import google_compute_global_address.default {{name}}

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