1. Monitoring

  • Cloud Logging and Monitoring is the built-in observability solution for GCP. 
  • Offers a fully managed logging solution, metrics collection, monitoring, dashboarding, and alerting.
  • An ideal solution for customers wanting a single, easy to configure, powerful cloud-based observability solution. 
  • Highly recommended when running workloadson the Google Cloud. 
  • Monitored resources are how Google represents Compute resources. 
  • Logs are accessible via the Logs Viewer in GCP Console. 
  • Metrics can be accessed by using Metrics Explorer in GCP Console. 
  • Metrics Explorer provide options to filter metrics by metadata.systemLabels and metadata.userLabels.
  • Metadata is used indirectly via metrics.