To create a Google Kubernetes Engine you have to do so in a Google Cloud Project. Assuming you have already do so and that you have installed the gcloud CLI you can proceed by creating the kubernetes cluster with following characteristics (that you may change):

  • Project: my-project
  • Cluster name: stackgres
  • GKE version: 1.13.11-gke.23
  • Zone: us-west1
  • Node locations: us-west1-a,us-west1-b,us-west1-c
  • Machine type: n1-standard-1
  • Number of nodes: 3
  • Disk size 20GB
  • Node auto upgrade disabled
gcloud -q beta container \
  --project my-project \
  clusters create stackgres \
  --cluster-version 1.13.11-gke.23 \
  --region us-west1 \
  --node-locations us-west1-a,us-west1-b,us-west1-c \
  --machine-type n1-standard-1 \
  --disk-size "20" \
  --num-nodes 3 \
WARNING: Currently VPC-native is not the default mode during cluster creation. In the future, this will become the default mode and can be disabled using `--no-enable-ip-alias` flag. Use `--[no-]enable-ip-alias` flag to suppress this warning.
WARNING: Starting in 1.12, default node pools in new clusters will have their legacy Compute Engine instance metadata endpoints disabled by default. To create a cluster with legacy instance metadata endpoints disabled in the default node pool, run `clusters create` with the flag `--metadata disable-legacy-endpoints=true`.
WARNING: Your Pod address range (`--cluster-ipv4-cidr`) can accommodate at most 1008 node(s). 
This will enable the autorepair feature for nodes. Please see https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/node-auto-repair for more information on node autorepairs.
Creating cluster stackgres in us-west1... Cluster is being health-checked...done.                                                                                                                                                                                             
Created [https://container.googleapis.com/v1beta1/projects/my-project/zones/us-west1/clusters/stackgres].
To inspect the contents of your cluster, go to: https://console.cloud.google.com/kubernetes/workload_/gcloud/us-west1/stackgres?project=my-project
kubeconfig entry generated for stackgres.
stackgres      us-west1  1.13.11-gke.23  n1-standard-1  1.13.11-gke.23  9          RUNNING

To cleanup the kubernetes cluster you may issue following command:

gcloud -q beta container \
  --project my-project \
  clusters delete stackgres \
  --region us-west1 \

You may also want to cleanup compute disks used by persistence volumes that may have been created:

gcloud -q compute disks list --project my-project --filter "zone:us-west1" | tail -n+2 | sed 's/ \+/|/g' | cut -d '|' -f 1-2 \
  | grep '^gke-stackgres-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-pvc-[0-9a-f]\{8\}-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-[0-9a-f]\{12\}|' \
  | xargs -r -n 1 -I % sh -ec "gcloud -q compute disks delete --project my-project --zone \"\$(echo '%' | cut -d '|' -f 2)\" \"\$(echo '%' | cut -d '|' -f 1)\""