Monitoring Google Compute Engine Metrics


This post is part 1 in a 3-part series about monitoring Google Compute Engine (GCE). Part 2 covers the nuts and bolts of collecting GCE metrics, and part 3describes how you can get started collecting metrics from GCE with Datadog. This article describes in detail the resource and performance metrics that can be obtained from GCE.

What is Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine (GCE) is an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that is a core part of the Google Cloud Platform. The fully managed service enables users around the world to spin up virtual machines on demand. It can be compared to services like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), or Azure Virtual Machines.

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