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 Google Cloud projects 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 25,000 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.

user

external.googleapis.com/user/ is a valid domain for user-defined metrics. It is functionally identical to custom.googleapis.com, although it has some backend optimizations that make queries perform better at scale. If you have many projects with identical metrics in every project, then you should use the external.googleapis.com/user/ prefix instead of custom.googleapis.com for performance reasons.

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 2022-06-30 22:11:06 UTC. For more information about this process, see About the lists.

cloudonefs

Metrics from Dell Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud. Launch stages of these metrics: GA

The "metric type" strings in this table must be prefixed with cloudonefs.isiloncloud.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
cluster/operation_count GA
I/O operations
DELTAINT64count
dell_emc_cloud_onefs_cluster
Count of the read/write operations performed on the cluster. Sampled every 60 seconds.
type: Type of operation.
cluster/received_bytes_count GA
Ingress network traffic
DELTAINT64By
dell_emc_cloud_onefs_cluster
Total ingress traffic associated to the cluster in bytes. Sampled every 60 seconds.
cluster/sent_bytes_count GA
Egress network traffic
DELTAINT64By
dell_emc_cloud_onefs_cluster
Total egress traffic associated to the cluster in bytes. Sampled every 60 seconds.
cluster/total_bytes GA
Storage capacity allocated
GAUGEINT64By
dell_emc_cloud_onefs_cluster
Total capacity allocated to the cluster, in bytes. Sampled every 60 seconds.
cluster/used_bytes GA
Storage usage
GAUGEINT64By
dell_emc_cloud_onefs_cluster
Total storage space used by the cluster in bytes. Sampled every 60 seconds.

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/inode_allocation BETA
Volume inode allocation
GAUGEINT64inode
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Inodes allocated for the volume (hard cap). Tied to allocated capacity (size) of volume.
cloudvolume/inode_usage BETA
Volume inode usage
GAUGEINT64inode
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Number of inodes in use on the volume.
cloudvolume/logical_bytes_backed_up BETA
Logical bytes backed up
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Logical bytes backed up (baseline and incremental changes).
cloudvolume/operation_count BETA
Operations count
DELTAINT641
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Number of operations being performed on the cloud volume by the end users.
type: Type of operation, read, write, or metadata.
cloudvolume/read_bytes_count BETA
Bytes read
DELTAINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
I/O bytes from read operations by the end user.
cloudvolume/replication_healthy BETA
Volume Replication Healthy
GAUGEINT641
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Values of TRUE for healthy and FALSE for unhealthy replication relationship.
cloudvolume/replication_lag_time BETA
Volume Replication Transfer Lag Time
GAUGEINT64sec
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Elapsed time since the exported snapshot copy (last complete transfer) was created on the destination.
cloudvolume/replication_last_transfer_duration BETA
Volume Replication Last Transfer Duration
GAUGEINT64sec
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Duration of the last transfer job.
cloudvolume/replication_last_transfer_size BETA
Volume Replication Last Transfer Size
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Size of the last transfer job.
cloudvolume/replication_relationship_progress BETA
Volume Replication Transfer Progress
CUMULATIVEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Amount of data transferred thus far for the current job.
cloudvolume/replication_relationship_status BETA
Volume Replication Status
GAUGEINT641
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Status of replication: TRUE = transferring, FALSE = idle.
cloudvolume/replication_total_transfer_bytes BETA
Volume Replication Total Transfer Bytes
CUMULATIVEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Cumulative data transferred for the relationship since it was created.
cloudvolume/request_latencies BETA
Volume IO operation latency
DELTADISTRIBUTIONms
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Distribution of IO operation request latencies, in milliseconds.
method: Type of latency, read or write.
cloudvolume/volume_percent_used BETA
Volume percentage used
GAUGEINT64percent
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Percent of volume allocated space used.
cloudvolume/volume_size BETA
Volume space allocation
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Space allocated to the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual provisioned size of the volume.
cloudvolume/volume_usage BETA
Volume space usage
GAUGEINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
Space utilized by the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual size of the volume.
type: Type of usage, logical or snapshot.
cloudvolume/write_bytes_count BETA
Bytes written
DELTAINT64By
cloudvolumesgcp-api.netapp.com/CloudVolume
I/O bytes from write operations by the end user.
cloudvolume_so/logical_bytes_backed_up DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Logical Bytes Backed Up
GAUGEINT64By
Number of uncompressed/unencrypted bytes (represented by optimized bytes backed up) backed up per volume per metric period.
cloudvolume_so/operation_count DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Operation Count
DELTAINT641
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 DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Read Bytes Count
DELTAINT64By
I/O bytes from read operations by the end user.
cloudvolume_so/request_latencies DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Request Latencies
DELTADISTRIBUTIONms
Distribution of IO operation latencies, in milliseconds. A measure of responsiveness of the volume.
method: Volume IO operation executed.
cloudvolume_so/volume_size DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Volume Size
GAUGEINT64By
Space allocated to the volume, in bytes. A measure of the actual provisioned size of the volume.
cloudvolume_so/volume_usage DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Volume Usage
GAUGEINT64By
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 DEPRECATED
NetApp CVS-SO Write Bytes Count
DELTAINT64By
I/O bytes from write operations by the end user.
cloudvolumepool/size BETA
Storage pool space allocation
GAUGEINT64By
Space allocated to the pool, in bytes.
cloudvolumepool/usage BETA
Storage pool space usage
GAUGEINT64By
Space used by all the volumes in the storage pool, in bytes.

netapp.com

Metrics from NetApp.

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 DEPRECATED
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 DEPRECATED
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 DEPRECATED
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 DEPRECATED
Bytes read
DELTAINT64By
netapp_cloud_volume
I/O bytes from read operations by the end user. Sampled every 60 seconds.
cloudvolume/request_latencies DEPRECATED
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 DEPRECATED
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 DEPRECATED
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 DEPRECATED
Bytes written
DELTAINT64By
netapp_cloud_volume
I/O bytes from write operations by the end user. Sampled every 60 seconds.

Generated at 2022-06-30 22:11:06 UTC.