How to Create Cloud NAT on Google Cloud Platform

NAT enables private IP networks that use unregistered IP addresses to connect to the Internet. NAT operates on a router, usually connecting two networks together, and translates the private (not globally unique) addresses in the internal network into legal addresses, before packets are forwarded to another network.


  • Login to google cloud platform portal.
  • Click on Network Services.
  • Select Cloud NAT.


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  • Click on Get Started.


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  • Provide the NAT gateway name.
  • Select Default or Existing VPC Network.
  • Select Region.
  • Click on Cloud Router.


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  • Click on Create new router.


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  • Provide router name.
  • Click on create.


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  • We can provide NAT IP address manually otherwise select automatic.
  • Click on Advanced configuration.


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  • Select Stackdriver logging for translation & errors logs.This sends all logs to Cloud Logging.
  • Leave the other configurations.
  • Click on Create.


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  • After sometime Cloud NAT is ready then go to NAT gateway home page.
  • Cloud NAT is there with the name we provide.


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