Logs Dashboard

The Logs Dashboard provides a high-level overview into the health of the systems that are running within a Google Cloud project. It provides you with a visualization of the log severity fields for each resource within the Cloud project over time. This enables you to spot trends in the behavior of your systems, helping you monitor your workloads, and diagnose and resolve problems.

The Logs Dashboard only provides information for resources that are producing logs data.

Using the Logs Dashboard

To go to the Logs Dashboard, do one of the following:

The Logs Dashboard is organized by pairs of charts for each resource type. The first chart shows all the logs related to a specific resource type broken down by severity, giving you an overview of how the log severities are distributed over time. The second chart displays only the error logs for that resource type.

The following screenshot shows one pair of charts:

Charts are displayed by severity and erros

The dashboard focuses on a set of resource types, each represented by a pair of charts. The pairs of charts are pre-ordered as follows:

  • Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Compute Engine

  • App Engine

  • Cloud Load Balancing

  • Cloud SQL

  • BigQuery

Viewing and analyzing logs

You can use the charts to explore the logs represented on the chart. This section describes how to use the charts.

You can view more detailed information about the distribution of the logs by holding the pointer over an individual bar. To view the log entries for a severity type in the Logs Explorer, select a log severity type on the chart, and then click View logs. This takes you to the Logs Explorer page and runs the corresponding query.

Click view log entries to view entries in the Logs Explorer.

Click More chart options and select an action from the menu:

  • Download chart as PNG

  • View logs data in Metrics Explorer

  • Toggle the legend display

  • View the chart in full screen

For more information about viewing logs, see the Using the Logs Explorer interface and Logging query language pages.

Selecting a time range

The charts on the Logs Dashboard show data for a one-day period by default. To change the time range, select the time-range menu and choose your desired time range or enter a custom time range.

Select time range using the drop-down menu