External metrics list

This page lists some of the metric types available from open-source projects and other external sources.

  • For a general explanation of the entries in the tables, including information about values like DELTA and GAUGE, see Metric types.

  • For information about the units used in the metric lists, see the unit field in the MetricDescriptor reference.

  • For information about statements of the form “Sampled every x seconds” and “After sampling, data is not visible for up to y seconds”, see Additional information: metadata.

  • For a set of complete, current lists of supported metric types, see Metrics list.

  • For pricing information, see Monitoring pricing.

external.googleapis.com

Metrics sent to Workspaces with a metric type beginning external.googleapis.com are known as external metrics. The metrics are typically exported by open-source projects and third-party providers. There is presently a limit of 10,000 external metric descriptors per Google Cloud project.

Cloud Monitoring treats external metrics the same as custom metrics, with one exception. For external metrics, a resource_type of global is invalid and results in the metric data being discarded.

External metric descriptors that are created but then not used for at least 24 months are subject to deletion.

prometheus

Metrics whose names begin external.googleapis.com/prometheus/ come from Prometheus, an open-source monitoring tool often used with Kubernetes. When you configure Prometheus with Cloud Operations for GKE, metrics exported by Prometheus are converted to Cloud Monitoring metric types with simple metric descriptors, such as the following:

{
  "name": "projects/my-gcp-project/metricDescriptors/external.googleapis.com/prometheus/apiserver_client_certificate_expiration_seconds",
  "metricKind": "CUMULATIVE",
  "valueType": "DISTRIBUTION",
  "description": "Auto-created custom metric.",
  "type": "external.googleapis.com/prometheus/apiserver_client_certificate_expiration_seconds"
}

Other metrics

Metrics from other domains.

The following list was last generated at 2020-12-03 17:48:38 UTC. For more information about this process, see About the lists.

cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com

Metrics from NetApp Cloud Volumes. Launch stages of these metrics: BETA

The "metric type" strings in this table must be prefixed with cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/. That prefix has been omitted from the entries in the table.

Metric type Launch stage
Display name
Kind, Type, Unit
Monitored resources
Description
Labels
cloudvolume_so/logical_bytes_backed_up BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Logical Bytes Backed Up
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
Number of uncompressed/unencrypted bytes (represented by optimized bytes backed up) backed up per volume per metric period.
cloudvolume_so/operation_count BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Operation Count
DELTAINT641
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
Number of operations being performed on the cloud volume by the end users.
type: Number of operations being performed on the cloud volume by the end users!.
cloudvolume_so/read_bytes_count BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Read Bytes Count
DELTAINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
I/O bytes from read operations by the end user.
cloudvolume_so/request_latencies BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Request Latencies
DELTADISTRIBUTIONms
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
Distribution of IO operation latencies, in milliseconds. A measure of responsiveness of the volume.
method: Volume IO operation executed.
cloudvolume_so/volume_size BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Volume Size
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
Space allocated to the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual provisioned size of the volume.
cloudvolume_so/volume_usage BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Volume Usage
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
Space utilized by the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual size of the volume.
type: Space utilized by the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual size of the volume!.
cloudvolume_so/write_bytes_count BETA
NetApp CVS-SO Write Bytes Count
DELTAINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/NetAppCloudVolumeSO
I/O bytes from write operations by the end user.

netapp.com

Metrics from NetApp. Launch stages of these metrics: ALPHA

The "metric type" strings in this table must be prefixed with netapp.com/. That prefix has been omitted from the entries in the table.

Metric type Launch stage
Display name
Kind, Type, Unit
Monitored resources
Description
Labels
cloudvolume/inode_allocation ALPHA
Volume inode allocation
GAUGEINT64{inode}
netapp_cloud_volume
Inode allocated for the volume (hard cap). Tied to allocated capacity (size) of volume. Sampled every 300 seconds.
cloudvolume/inode_usage ALPHA
Volume inode usage
GAUGEINT64{inode}
netapp_cloud_volume
Number of inode in use on the volume. Sampled every 300 seconds.
type: Type of usage, either logical or snapshot.
cloudvolume/operation_count ALPHA
Operations count
DELTAINT64count
netapp_cloud_volume
Number of operations being performed on the cloud volume by the end users. Sampled every 60 seconds.
type: Type of utilization, either logical or snapshot.
cloudvolume/read_bytes_count ALPHA
Bytes read
DELTAINT64By
netapp_cloud_volume
I/O bytes from read operations by the end user. Sampled every 60 seconds.
cloudvolume/request_latencies ALPHA
Volume IO operation latency
DELTADISTRIBUTIONms
netapp_cloud_volume
Distribution of IO operation request latencies, in milliseconds. A measure of responsiveness of the volume. Sampled every 60 seconds.
method: NetApp Cloud Volume IO operation.
cloudvolume/volume_size ALPHA
Volume space allocation
GAUGEINT64By
netapp_cloud_volume
Space allocated to the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual provisioned size of the volume. Sampled every 60 seconds.
cloudvolume/volume_usage ALPHA
Volume space usage
GAUGEINT64By
netapp_cloud_volume
Space utilized by the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual size of the volume. Sampled every 60 seconds.
type: Type of usage, either logical or snapshot.
cloudvolume/write_bytes_count ALPHA
Bytes written
DELTAINT64By
netapp_cloud_volume
I/O bytes from write operations by the end user. Sampled every 60 seconds.

Generated at 2020-12-03 17:48:38 UTC.