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Google Cloud's operations suite provides the following agents for collecting logs from Linux and Windows VM
Which agent should you choose?
The primary and preferred agent for collecting telemetry from your
Compute Engine instances. This agent combines logging and metrics into a single agent,
providing YAML-based configurations for collecting your logs and metrics, and features
high-throughput logging. You can configure the Ops Agent to collect logs
from supported third-party applications.
Legacy Logging agent:
Streams logs from common third-party applications and
system software to Cloud Logging. You can configure the agent to stream additional