Google Cloud operations suite agents

Google Cloud's operations suite provides the following agents for collecting logs from Linux and Windows VM instances.

Which agent should you choose?

  • Ops Agent: combines logging and metrics into a single agent and is targeted toward specialized logging workloads that require higher throughput and/or improved resource-efficiency compared to the standard Cloud Logging agent. You should choose the Ops Agent if you have such a workload and the agent's supported feature set meets your needs.
  • Logging agent: streams logs from common third-party applications and system software to Logging. You can configure the agent to stream additional logs.

Try it for yourself

If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how Logging performs in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.

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