Patches the specified network with the data included in the request. Only the following fields can be modified: routingConfig.routingMode.


You will need authorization for at least one of the following scopes to make a valid call:


If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: compute1 --scope <scope> networks patch ...

Required Scalar Arguments

  • <project> (string)
    • Project ID for this request.
  • <network> (string)
    • Name of the network to update.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  i-pv4-range: string
  auto-create-subnetworks: boolean
  creation-timestamp: string
  description: string
  enable-ula-internal-ipv6: boolean
  firewall-policy: string
  gateway-i-pv4: string
  id: string
  internal-ipv6-range: string
  kind: string
  mtu: integer
  name: string
  network-firewall-policy-enforcement-order: string
    routing-mode: string
  self-link: string
  self-link-with-id: string
  subnetworks: [string]

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . i-pv4-range=amet.
    • Deprecated in favor of subnet mode networks. The range of internal addresses that are legal on this network. This range is a CIDR specification, for example: Provided by the client when the network is created.
  • auto-create-subnetworks=true
    • Must be set to create a VPC network. If not set, a legacy network is created. When set to true, the VPC network is created in auto mode. When set to false, the VPC network is created in custom mode. An auto mode VPC network starts with one subnet per region. Each subnet has a predetermined range as described in Auto mode VPC network IP ranges. For custom mode VPC networks, you can add subnets using the subnetworks insert method.
  • creation-timestamp=labore
    • [Output Only] Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.
  • description=erat
    • An optional description of this resource. Provide this field when you create the resource.
  • enable-ula-internal-ipv6=true
    • Enable ULA internal ipv6 on this network. Enabling this feature will assign a /48 from google defined ULA prefix fd20::/20. .
  • firewall-policy=at
    • [Output Only] URL of the firewall policy the network is associated with.
  • gateway-i-pv4=dolore
    • [Output Only] The gateway address for default routing out of the network, selected by Google Cloud.
  • id=justo
    • [Output Only] The unique identifier for the resource. This identifier is defined by the server.
  • internal-ipv6-range=eirmod
    • When enabling ula internal ipv6, caller optionally can specify the /48 range they want from the google defined ULA prefix fd20::/20. The input must be a valid /48 ULA IPv6 address and must be within the fd20::/20. Operation will fail if the speficied /48 is already in used by another resource. If the field is not speficied, then a /48 range will be randomly allocated from fd20::/20 and returned via this field. .
  • kind=clita
    • [Output Only] Type of the resource. Always compute#network for networks.
  • mtu=56
    • Maximum Transmission Unit in bytes. The minimum value for this field is 1300 and the maximum value is 8896. The suggested value is 1500, which is the default MTU used on the Internet, or 8896 if you want to use Jumbo frames. If unspecified, the value defaults to 1460.
  • name=invidunt
    • 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])?. The first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters (except for the last character) must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit. The last character must be a lowercase letter or digit.
  • network-firewall-policy-enforcement-order=sanctus
    • The network firewall policy enforcement order. Can be either AFTER_CLASSIC_FIREWALL or BEFORE_CLASSIC_FIREWALL. Defaults to AFTER_CLASSIC_FIREWALL if the field is not specified.
  • routing-config routing-mode=sed

    • The network-wide routing mode to use. If set to REGIONAL, this network's Cloud Routers will only advertise routes with subnets of this network in the same region as the router. If set to GLOBAL, this network's Cloud Routers will advertise routes with all subnets of this network, across regions.
  • .. self-link=eos

    • [Output Only] Server-defined URL for the resource.
  • self-link-with-id=et
    • [Output Only] Server-defined URL for this resource with the resource id.
  • subnetworks=amet
    • [Output Only] Server-defined fully-qualified URLs for all subnetworks in this VPC network.
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p request-id=string
    • An optional request ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed. For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments. The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported ( 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").
  • -p user-ip=string

    • Legacy name for parameter that has been superseded by quotaUser.