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: shared

  • Ansible: using the Ansible role, you can install and configure the agent across your fleet of Linux and Windows VMs. For more information, refer to the Ansible Role for Cloud Ops documentation.
  • Agent Policy using gcloud tool: 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.