Learn about the Wavefront Google Compute Engine Integration.

Google Cloud Platform Integration

The Google Cloud Platform integration is full-featured native integration offering agentless data ingestion of GCP metric data, as well as pre-defined dashboards and alert conditions for certain GCP services.

Metrics Configuration

Wavefront ingests Google Cloud Platform metrics using the v3 Stackdriver Monitoring APIs. For details on the metrics, see the metrics documentation.

Metrics originating from Google Cloud Platform are prefixed with gcp. within Wavefront. Once the integration has been set up, you can browse the available GCP metrics in the metrics browser.

Dashboards

Wavefront provides Google Cloud Platform dashboards for the following services:

  • Google App Engine
  • Google Cloud Billing
  • Google Cloud Datastore
  • Google Cloud Functions
  • Google Cloud Logging
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Google Cloud Router
  • Google Cloud Spanner
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Google Cloud VPN
  • Google Compute Engine
  • Google Container Engine
  • Google Firebase
  • Google ML Engine
  • Google BigQuery

Alerts

The Google Cloud Platform integration dashboard contains predefined alert conditions. These conditions are embedded as queries in the dashboard’s charts. For example:

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To create the alert, click the Create Alert link under the query and configure the alert properties (notification targets, condition checking frequency, etc.).

Google Cloud Platform Integration

Adding a GCP Integration

Adding a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) integration requires establishing a trust relationship between GCP and Wavefront. You do that by creating a service account, giving that account viewer privileges, and downloading a JSON key. Follow the instructions on the left.

Required Permissions

Minimum required permissions you need depend on the services you are using.

See Google Cloud Platform Overview and Permissions for details.

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Metrics

See Google Cloud metrics documentation for Metrics descriptions.

Metric Name Description
gcp.compute.firewall.dropped_bytes_count_rate Delta count of incoming bytes dropped by the firewall.
gcp.compute.firewall.dropped_packets_count_rate Delta count of incoming packets dropped by the firewall.
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.reserved_cores Number of vCPUs reserved on the host of the instance.
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.scheduler_wait_time_rate Wait time is the time a vCPU is ready to run, but unexpectedly not scheduled to run.
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.usage_time_rate Delta vCPU usage for all vCPUs, in vCPU-seconds.
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.utilization Fractional utilization of allocated CPU on this instance.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.max_read_bytes_count Disk’s maximum per-second read throughput over a period of time specified by the user.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.max_read_ops_count Disk’s maximum per-second read requests count over a period of time specified by the user.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.max_write_bytes_count Disk’s maximum per-second write throughput over a period of time specified by the user.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.max_write_ops_count Disk’s maximum per-second write requests count over a period of time specified by the user.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.read_bytes_count_rate Delta count of bytes read from disk. Sampled every 60 seconds.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.read_ops_count_rate Delta count of disk read IO operations.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.throttled_read_bytes_count_rate Delta count of bytes in throttled read operations.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.throttled_read_ops_count_rate Delta count of throttled read operations.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.throttled_write_bytes_count_rate Delta count of bytes in throttled write operations.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.throttled_write_ops_count_rate Delta count of throttled write operations.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.write_bytes_count_rate Delta count of bytes written to disk.
gcp.compute.instance.disk.write_ops_count_rate Delta count of disk write IO operations.
gcp.compute.instance.integrity.early_boot_validation_status The validation status of early boot integrity policy.
gcp.compute.instance.integrity.late_boot_validation_status The validation status of late boot integrity policy.
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.ram_size The total amount of memory in the VM.
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.ram_used Memory currently used in the VM.
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.swap_in_bytes_count_rate The amount of memory read into the guest from its own swap space.
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.swap_out_bytes_count_rate The amount of memory written from the guest to its own swap space.
gcp.compute.instance.network.received_bytes_count_rate Delta count of bytes received from the network.
gcp.compute.instance.network.received_packets_count_rate Delta count of packets received from the network.
gcp.compute.instance.network.sent_bytes_count_rate Delta count of bytes sent over the network.
gcp.compute.instance.network.sent_packets_count_rate Delta count of packets sent over the network.
gcp.compute.instance.uptime_rate How long the VM has been running, in seconds.
gcp.compute.instance_group.size The number of VMs in the instance group.
gcp.compute.mirroring.dropped_packets_count_rate Delta count of dropped mirrored packets.
gcp.compute.mirroring.mirrored_bytes_count_rate Delta count of mirrored bytes.
gcp.compute.mirroring.mirrored_packets_count_rate Delta count of mirrored packets.