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Metrics list

Metric types in Cloud Monitoring are classified into general groups, based on the type of service that collects the data. This page provides links to reference lists for each of these groups.

Metrics for Google Cloud services:

Metrics for Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging agents, Amazon Web Services, open-source, and third-party applications:

About the lists

The metric-type lists are regenerated frequently and time-stamped. The information listed for each metric type comes from the Monitoring API MetricDescriptor object for each metric type. For more information on how metric types are described, see Metrics, time series, and resources.

Launch stages

Each metric type has a launch stage that indicates its maturity. If specified, the launch stage appears as a colored superscript after the metric type: GA, BETA, ALPHA, EARLY_ACCESS, or DEPRECATED. If no superscript appears, then the launch stage is unspecified. For more information, see Product launch stages.

Metric types in the Alpha or Early Access launch stages might not appear in the public lists of metrics. To get information about those metric types, explicitly retrieve the set of metric descriptors from a Google Cloud project that has been given permission to use the restricted metric types. If you have permission to use restricted metric types, you can retrieve the metric descriptors by using the metricDescriptors.list method in the Monitoring API. See Listing metric descriptors for more information.


Cloud Monitoring charges for some metrics. For more information, see Pricing: Monitoring details.

Additional information: metadata

The description for each metric type might include additional information, called metadata, about the metric. The metadata included in the description includes the following:

  • Sample Period: For metrics that are written periodically, this is the time interval between consecutive data points, excluding data loss due to errors. The period, if available, appears at the end of the description text in a sentence of the form “Sampled every x seconds.”

  • Ingest Delay: Data points older than this value are guaranteed to be available to be read, excluding data loss due to errors. The delay does not include any time spent waiting until the next sampling period. The delay, if available, appears at the end of the description text in a sentence of the form “After sampling, data is not visible for up to y seconds.”

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