Using settings

This page describes the various tabs in the Settings window of Cloud Monitoring. This page is intended for anyone who wants to modify their current Workspace configuration.

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.

Understanding your configuration

For general information about the Workspace's configuration and metric ingestion, select the Summary tab.

Identifying the Google Cloud projects being monitored

The GCP Projects pane lists all Google Cloud projects being monitored by this Workspace. You can add 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's 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.

Identifying the AWS accounts being monitored

The AWS accounts pane lists all AWS accounts being monitored by this Workspace. You can add 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 might be 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. The AWS connector project is a Google Cloud project that connects your AWS account to Google Cloud. To find the AWS connector project, paste this value into the New project dialog.

    A Google Cloud project can be a connector project for only one AWS account. Don't use connector projects for any other purpose, and don't delete them while your Workspace is connected to your AWS account.

  • 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.

Merging Workspaces

To initiate a Workspace merge operation, click Merge in the Merge Workspaces pane. For more information, see merge Workspaces.

Installing the Monitoring agent and Logging agent

For information about how to install the Monitoring agent and the Logging agent, use the Agents tab. This tab also includes commands that you can use to install these agents.

For more information on these agents, see the Monitoring agent overview and the Logging agent overview.

Migrating to Cloud Operations for GKE

If you are using Cloud Operations for GKE, you might need to make changes to your alerting policies, dashboards, and groups. For information on those changes, select the Kubernetes migration status tab. For information about the monitoring and logging support for Google Kubernetes Engine, see Overview.

Disabling Monitoring

To disable the collection of Monitoring data in your Google Cloud project, do the following:

  1. From the Cloud Console, select the Google Cloud project or the AWS connector project, and then go to APIs & Services:

    Go to APIs & Services

  2. Select Cloud Monitoring API.

  3. Click Disable API