This topic describes the key features in PATROL for Google Cloud Compute 1.0.00. The KM monitors the Google Cloud Platform projects, enabling you to determine the performance and availability of the Google Compute Engine service.
Automatic discovery and monitoring of the Compute Engine service
After you configure a Google Cloud Platform project, the KM automatically discovers the configured service. With this KM, you can manage the configured service effectively and ensure that the existing infrastructure runs efficiently.
Google Compute Engine
The Google Compute Engine (GCP_GCE) monitor type holds all the discovered Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) instances of the project. The KM monitors the CPU, disk, and network performance of each VM instance.
For a complete list of metrics, see the following monitor types:
|Monitor type name||Description|
|Contains metrics that provide information about the Status (Running, Not Running) of the virtual machine instances.|
|Compute Engine CPU Container (GCP_GCE_CPU_CNTR)||Contains metrics that provide information about the CPU usage of the virtual machine instance.|
|Contains metrics that provide information about the read, write, throttled read, and throttled write operations of the disk.|
|Compute Engine Network Container (GCP_GCE_NET_CNTR)||Contains metrics that provide information about the bytes and packets sent and received over the network.|
For information about how to configure the KM to monitor the Google Compute Engine service, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform project in TrueSight.
Powerful filtering capabilities
You can create filters to include or exclude Zones and Virtual Machine instances from monitoring. Regular expressions are supported in all filtering input fields. For information about how to configure filters, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform project in TrueSight.
The web-based configuration interface lets you manage the monitoring and filtering configuration easily. You can configure the Google Cloud Platform project, the Compute Engine service, and its filters by using a single configuration screen.
Report to access CPU utilization data
You can generate a report of the top N virtual machines that consume maximum amount of CPU by using the Top N VMs agent action. This agent action is available at Google Cloud Platform project monitor type level.
The redesigned monitor type and attribute documentation helps you find information about all the metrics of the monitored resource on the respective monitor type page. For example, if you are monitoring Google Compute Engine service and want to view all the metrics related to disk resource, you can see them all here: Compute Engine Disk (GCP_GCE_Disk).