Using settings

Using the Google Cloud Console

This page describes the various tabs in the Settings window of Stackdriver Monitoring.

Accessing the settings window

To access the Settings window, do the following:

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to Monitoring or use the following button:

    Go to Monitoring

  2. In the Monitoring navigation pane, click Settings.

Summary tab

The Summary tab displays general information about the Workspace's configuration and metric ingestion.

Overall usage

The Overall usage card lists the metrics ingested by your Workspace, in bytes, from the beginning of the current month. This card also includes a monthly projection.

GCP Projects

The GCP Projects pane lists all Google Cloud projects that have been added to this Workspace. You can add additional Google Cloud projects to the Workspace by using the Add GCP project button. For each Google Cloud project in the Workspace, you can do all of the following:

  • View the project name and identifier.
  • Determine if the project is the Workspace host project. For more information, see What is a Workspace.
  • View the metric ingestion for the previous month, the current month, and a monthly projection.
  • Remove the project from the Workspace.
  • Move the project to a different Workspace
  • View the bill. This option is disabled if you don't have the proper permissions or if the projects in the Workspace belong to different billing accounts.

AWS accounts

The AWS accounts pane lists all AWS accounts that have been added to this Workspace. You can add additional AWS accounts to the Workspace by using the Add AWS account button. For each AWS account in the Workspace, you can do all of the following:

  • View the Project name. This name is created by appending a randomly generated number to the account description that was entered when the AWS account was added to the Workspace. For example, if you enter aws-test-adding-account, then the Project name is aws-test-adding-acc-01234567890.
  • View the Project Account ID. This is the unique identifier you supplied in the AWS Role ARN.
  • View the Project ID. This is the AWS connector project identifier. AWS connector projects are special Google Cloud projects. To find the AWS connector project, paste this value into the New project dialog or search for projects whose name begin with AWS Link.
  • View the metric ingestion for each project for the previous month, the current month, and a monthly projection.
  • By using More options , you can also remove the AWS account from the Workspace. If you remove the AWS connector project from your Workspace then the following is true:

    • You cannot use it to connect the AWS account to any Workspace.
    • The AWS connector project isn't deleted. If you no longer need this project, manually delete it.


The Merge Workspaces pane contains a button. If you click this button, you initiate a Workspace merge operation. For more information, see merge Workspaces.

Agents tab

The Agents tab displays information about the Monitoring agent and the Logging agent. This tab includes text which you can copy-and-paste if you want to install one. or both, of these agents.

For more information on agents, see Monitoring agent overview.

Email reports tab

The Email reports tab contains options to configure summary email notifications. This type of notification is separate from any notification that you might configure for an alerting policy:

Public charts tab

The Public charts tab lists all charts that have been shared. You can share charts on a dashboard and those you create using Metrics Explorer. From this page, you can disable sharing. For more information, see Sharing charts.

Kubernetes migration status tab

The Kubernetes migration status tab lists the changes you need to make to your alerting policies, dashboards, and groups, if you want to use Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring. For information about the monitoring and logging support for Google Kubernetes Engine, see Overview.

Console status tab

The Console status tab lists the console you are using to view your Stackdriver Monitoring metrics. It also contains an option to switch to the classic Stackdriver Monitoring console.

Using the Stackdriver Monitoring console

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