Managing agents on multiple VMs

Google Cloud's operations suite provides several ways to manage the Cloud Monitoring agent across your fleet of Compute Engine Linux VMs:

  • Ansible: using the Ansible role, you can install and configure the agent across your fleet of Linux VMs. For more information, refer to the Ansible Role for Cloud Ops documentation.
  • Agent Policy: using the gcloud command-line tool, you can create an Agent Policy that governs new and existing VMs with supported operating systems, ensuring proper installation and optional auto-upgrade of all agents. For more information, refer to the operations suite's solutions document Managing Agent Policies.