Feature deprecations

The deprecation policy that applies to Compute Engine is defined in Google Cloud's terms of service (section 1) as Discontinuation of Services. The deprecation policy only applies to the features and services listed here.

After Google deprecates a Compute Engine feature, the feature is available for at least the period of time defined in the terms of service. After this period of time, Google schedules the feature or service for shutdown.

The following table lists Compute Engine's feature deprecations and their shutdown schedule.

Feature Deprecated Shutdown date For more information
NVIDIA K80 May 1, 2023 May 1, 2024 NVIDIA K80 end of support
Global serial console gateway April 30, 2024 April 30, 2025 Global serial console gateway deprecation
Method: projects.moveInstance May 2022 February 2024 Method: projects.moveInstance. To move VMs, we recommend that you follow the instructions in Move a VM instance between zones or regions.
Throttling metrics for persistent disks June 23, 2022 June 22, 2023 Throttling rates
CloudEndure January 30, 2019 January 01, 2020 CloudEndure deprecation
Compute Engine activity Logs September 30, 2019 September 30, 2020 Compute Engine activity logs deprecation
Compute Engine v0.1 and v1beta1 metadata server endpoints September 30, 2019 September 30, 2020 v0.1 and v1beta1 metadata server endpoints deprecation