Google Cloud Monitoring

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Google Cloud Monitoring FAQs

Please visit: FAQ's for Destinations to find the most frequently asked questions for the Google Cloud Monitoring Destination

Overview: How do I configure this destination?

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Google Cloud Monitoring API

Before continuing with the setup process, the Google Cloud Monitoring API will need to be enabled. For further instruction, please read Enabling the Monitoring API .

In order to configure a Google Cloud Monitoring destination, you will need to create an IAM Service Account with the Monitoring Admin role. For more information on this process, see IAM Service Account.

Once this is completed, you will need to download the private key json file associated with that service account. The contents of this file should be copied to the Application Credentials field in BindPlane.

Before saving the destination, you will need to perform a test connection, which will verify that the Application Credentials supplied are valid and possess the appropriate monitoring role.

Walkthrough: Creating the Service Account for your GCP Project

GCP IAM Create the Service Account

Use GCP IAM Service Accounts to create a new account.

Fill out the Service Account Details

Give this Service Account the Monitoring Admin Role

Give this Service Account the Logs Writer role

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IMPORTANT STEP

Make sure to generate this, as this is an optional step with the user creation and can only be downloaded at this step.

Generate and Download the JSON private key.

Copy JSON file contents to BindPlane Google Cloud Monitoring destination

How do I find my data?

Integration data is sent using the Google Cloud Custom Metric API.

Within Google Cloud Monitoring, BindPlane metrics will be associated with the bluemedora Monitored Resource type. The namespace of each metric will be formatted as /{integration}/{resource}/{metric}.