There are two types of operations that are useful for understanding the status and performance of your Velostrata environment:
A. Monitoring, which collects metrics, events, and metadata.
B. Logging, which collects log events.
Both of these are described below.
Monitoring Velostrata components
Velostrata's components, such as Cloud Extensions and the Velostrata Backend, provide metrics and alarms in Stackdriver or vCenter. For more information, see the following topics:
- Using Stackdriver Monitoring
- Viewing Stackdriver Logs
- Monitoring the Cloud Extension
- Alarms and events
- Checking the backend registration
- Health checks
Monitoring migrated VMs
Velostrata allows you to monitor performance of VMs migrated to Google Cloud. This includes:
- Graphs of migration performance (such as storage throughput and operation times) in Stackdriver Monitoring.
- Alarms and events on the vSphere web client.
- Monitoring VMs on Compute Engine.
Additionally, you can check the status of an individual VM by viewing its console log on either vSphere or the Velostrata Manager.
Because your workloads run on Google Cloud, you have additional logging and monitoring features available, including:
Disabling Stackdriver Monitoring
You can disable the Stackdriver Monitoring and Logs in the Velostrata Manager. See Disabling Stackdriver Monitoring.