Profiler interface overview

The Cloud Profiler interface provides two graphical elements: a flame graph view and a history view. The flame graph includes call stack and relative resource usage information. The history view displays the daily average resource usage for selected functions for the previous 30.

To start the Profiler interface, in the Google Cloud Console select Profiler, or click the following button:

Go to Profiler

The following screenshot illustrates the Cloud Profiler interface:

Annotated Cloud Profiler interface.

The majority of the interface displays the profile data in the form of a flame graph. For more information about flame graphs and working with frames, see Interacting with the flame graph.

The interface includes menus for selecting which profiles are used to construct the displayed flame graph. For more information, see Selecting the profiles to be analyzed.

Lastly, the interface includes buttons that let you modify how you view your selected profiles:

  • List: Click this button to view a list of functions and their metric consumption. For more information, see Using the focus list.
  • History: Click this button to view a chart that displays the average resource usage for the past 30 days. For more information, see Viewing historical trends.
  • Filter: Click this button to add a filter. Filters are used to control how the selected profiles are visualized. For example, you can add a filter to hide particular frames or to focus the graph on a specific function. For more information, see Filtering the flame graph.
  • Download: Click this button to download the displayed profile to your local system. For more information, see Downloading profile data.
  • Documentation: Click to view the Cloud Profiler documentation.

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