This page summarizes the logs available in Stackdriver Logging from Google Compute Engine.
For more information, see Viewing Audit Logs.
Compute Engine logs
Compute Engine writes an activity log and can show additional logs if the Stackdriver Logging agent is installed on its VM instances.
Compute Engine writes an activity log,
which is called
activity_log in the Logs Viewer.
The activity log is similar to an audit log, recording operations
performed on your VM instances and other Compute Engine resources.
The log entries may include any of the Compute Engine
Don't confuse this activity log with the following:
- The log named
cloudaudit.googleapis.com/activity), which is the name of the Admin Activity audit log in products that write it.
- The Activity Stream in the Cloud Platform Console, which shows operations performed by many different products, not just Compute Engine.