1.0.00 features

This topic describes the key features in PATROL for Google Cloud Platform 1.0.00. 

The KM monitors the Google Cloud Platform projects, enabling you to determine the performance and availability of the following Google Cloud Services:

  • Google Compute Engine
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Cloud Functions

Features

Automatic discovery and monitoring of Google Cloud Platform services

After you configure a Google Cloud Platform project, the KM automatically discovers the configured services. With this KM, you can manage the configured services 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 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 nameDescription

Google Compute Engine (GCP_GCE)

Compute Engine Instance (GCP_GCE_INSTANCE)

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.

Compute Engine Disk Container (GCP_GCE_DISK_CNTR)

Compute Engine Disk (GCP_GCE_DISK)

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.

Google App Engine

The Google App Engine (GCP_GAE) monitor type holds all the discovered App Engine instances (service and versions) of the project. The KM monitors the CPU utilization, network performance, HTTP response counts, and other important metrics of the App Engine service. These metrics are available for the services that are created by using the standard and flexible environment.

The KM collects performance metrics for every active version of the App Engine service. 

For a complete list of metrics see the following monitor types:

Monitor typeDescription

Google App Engine (GCP_GAE)

App Engine Service (GCP_GAE_SERVICE)

Contains metrics that provide information about the total number of App Engine service versions available in the configured Project.

App Engine Version Flexible (GCP_GAE_VERSION_FLEX)

App Engine Version Standard (GCP_GAE_VERSION_STD)

Contains metrics that provide information about the CPU utilization, read and write operations of the disk, memory usage, network performance, response latency, response style and other metrics for the App Engine services.

For information about how to configure the KM to monitor the Google App Engine service, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform project in TrueSight.

Google Cloud Functions

The Google Cloud Functions (GCP_GCF) monitor type holds all the discovered Cloud Functions of the project. The KM monitors the execution time, error invocations, and other important metrics of the Cloud Function instance.

 For a complete list of metrics see the following monitor types:

Monitor typeDescription

Google Cloud Functions (GCP_GCF)

Cloud Function (GCP_GCF_FUNCTION)

Contains metrics that provide information about the execution time, error invocations, OK invocations, and Status (Active, Inactive) of the Cloud Function instance.

For information about how to configure the KM to monitor the Google Cloud Functions service, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform project in TrueSight.

Option to enable or disable monitoring of Google Cloud Platform services

You can choose to monitor one or more services depending upon your requirements. The KM provides a simple interface with an option to enable or disable monitoring of the services while configuring the project. For information about how to configure the project to monitor the services, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform project in TrueSight.

Powerful filtering capabilities 

You can create filters to include or exclude Zones, Virtual Machine instances, App Engine services, and Cloud Functions from monitoring. Filtering enables you to monitor the required services and streamline your configuration. Regular expressions are supported in all filtering input fields. For information about how to configure filters to monitor the Google Cloud Platform services, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform project in TrueSight.

Simple configuration

The web-based configuration interface lets you manage the monitoring and filtering configuration easily. You can configure the Google Cloud Platform project, all the services (Compute Engine, App Engine, and Cloud Functions), and their filters by using a single configuration screen.

Report to access CPU utilization data

You can generate a report of the top N virtual machine 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. 

Documentation redesign

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).


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