Google Cloud operations suite agents

Google Cloud's operations suite provides the following agents for collecting metrics on Linux and Windows VM instances.

Which agent should you choose?

  • Ops Agent: the primary and preferred agent for collecting telemetry from your Compute Engine instances. This agent combines logging and metrics into a single agent, providing YAML-based configurations for collecting your logs and metrics, and features high-throughput logging.
  • Legacy Monitoring agent: gathers system and application metrics from virtual machine instances and sends them to Cloud Monitoring. By default, the legacy Monitoring agent collects disk, CPU, network, and process metrics. You can configure the agent to monitor third-party applications to get the full list of agent metrics.

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