What is an Elastic integration?

This integration is powered by Elastic Agent. Elastic Agent is a single, unified way to add monitoring for logs, metrics, and other types of data to a host. It can also protect hosts from security threats, query data from operating systems, forward data from remote services or hardware, and more. Refer to our documentation for a detailed comparison between Beats and Elastic Agent.

Prefer to use Beats for this use case? See Filebeat modules for logs or Metricbeat modules for metrics.

Overview

Metrics

The compute dataset is designed to fetch metrics for Compute Engine Virtual Machines in Google Cloud Platform. It contains all metrics exported from the GCP Cloud Monitoring API.

Extra labels and metadata are also extracted using the Compute API. This is enough to get most of the info associated with a metric like Compute labels and metadata and metric specific Labels.

Sample Event

An example event for compute looks as following:

{
    "@timestamp": "2017-10-12T08:05:34.853Z",
    "cloud": {
        "account": {
            "id": "elastic-obs-integrations-dev",
            "name": "elastic-obs-integrations-dev"
        },
        "instance": {
            "id": "4751091017865185079",
            "name": "gke-cluster-1-default-pool-6617a8aa-5clh"
        },
        "machine": {
            "type": "e2-medium"
        },
        "provider": "gcp",
        "availability_zone": "us-central1-c",
        "region": "us-central1"
    },
    "event": {
        "dataset": "gcp.compute",
        "duration": 115000,
        "module": "gcp"
    },
    "gcp": {
        "compute": {
            "firewall": {
                "dropped": {
                    "bytes": 421
                },
                "dropped_packets_count": {
                    "value": 4
                }
            },
            "instance": {
                "cpu": {
                    "reserved_cores": {
                        "value": 1
                    },
                    "usage": {
                        "pct": 0.07259952346383708
                    },
                    "usage_time": {
                        "sec": 4.355971407830225
                    }
                },
                "memory": {
                    "balloon": {
                        "ram_size": {
                            "value": 4128378880
                        },
                        "ram_used": {
                            "value": 2190848000
                        },
                        "swap_in": {
                            "bytes": 0
                        },
                        "swap_out": {
                            "bytes": 0
                        }
                    }
                },
                "uptime": {
                    "sec": 60.00000000000091
                }
            }
        },
        "labels": {
            "user": {
                "goog-gke-node": ""
            }
        }
    },
    "host": {
        "id": "4751091017865185079",
        "name": "gke-cluster-1-default-pool-6617a8aa-5clh"
    },
    "metricset": {
        "name": "compute",
        "period": 10000
    },
    "service": {
        "type": "gcp"
    }
}

Exported fields

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionType
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
cloud
Fields related to the cloud or infrastructure the events are coming from.
group
cloud.account.id
The cloud account or organization id used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account id, Google Cloud ORG Id, or other unique identifier.
keyword
cloud.account.name
The cloud account name or alias used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account name, Google Cloud ORG display name.
keyword
cloud.availability_zone
Availability zone in which this host is running.
keyword
cloud.image.id
Image ID for the cloud instance.
keyword
cloud.instance.id
Instance ID of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.instance.name
Instance name of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.machine.type
Machine type of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.project.id
Name of the project in Google Cloud.
keyword
cloud.provider
Name of the cloud provider. Example values are aws, azure, gcp, or digitalocean.
keyword
cloud.region
Region in which this host is running.
keyword
container.id
Unique container id.
keyword
container.image.name
Name of the image the container was built on.
keyword
container.labels
Image labels.
object
container.name
Container name.
keyword
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
ecs.version
ECS version this event conforms to. ecs.version is a required field and must exist in all events. When querying across multiple indices -- which may conform to slightly different ECS versions -- this field lets integrations adjust to the schema version of the events.
keyword
error
These fields can represent errors of any kind. Use them for errors that happen while fetching events or in cases where the event itself contains an error.
group
error.message
Error message.
match_only_text
event.dataset
Event dataset
constant_keyword
event.module
Event module
constant_keyword
gcp.compute.firewall.dropped.bytes
Incoming bytes dropped by the firewall
long
gcp.compute.firewall.dropped_packets_count.value
Incoming packets dropped by the firewall
long
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.reserved_cores.value
Number of cores reserved on the host of the instance
double
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.usage.pct
The fraction of the allocated CPU that is currently in use on the instance
double
gcp.compute.instance.cpu.usage_time.sec
Usage for all cores in seconds
double
gcp.compute.instance.disk.read.bytes
Count of bytes read from disk
long
gcp.compute.instance.disk.read_ops_count.value
Count of disk read IO operations
long
gcp.compute.instance.disk.write.bytes
Count of bytes written to disk
long
gcp.compute.instance.disk.write_ops_count.value
Count of disk write IO operations
long
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.ram_size.value
The total amount of memory in the VM. This metric is only available for VMs that belong to the e2 family.
long
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.ram_used.value
Memory currently used in the VM. This metric is only available for VMs that belong to the e2 family.
long
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.swap_in.bytes
The amount of memory read into the guest from its own swap space. This metric is only available for VMs that belong to the e2 family.
long
gcp.compute.instance.memory.balloon.swap_out.bytes
The amount of memory written from the guest to its own swap space. This metric is only available for VMs that belong to the e2 family.
long
gcp.compute.instance.network.egress.bytes
Count of bytes sent over the network
long
gcp.compute.instance.network.egress.packets.count
Count of packets sent over the network
long
gcp.compute.instance.network.ingress.bytes
Count of bytes received from the network
long
gcp.compute.instance.network.ingress.packets.count
Count of packets received from the network
long
gcp.compute.instance.uptime.sec
Number of seconds the VM has been running.
long
gcp.compute.instance.uptime_total.sec
Elapsed time since the VM was started, in seconds. Sampled every 60 seconds. After sampling, data is not visible for up to 120 seconds.
long
gcp.labels.metadata.*
object
gcp.labels.metrics.*
object
gcp.labels.resource.*
object
gcp.labels.system.*
object
gcp.labels.user.*
object
gcp.metrics.*.*.*.*
Metrics that returned from Google Cloud API query.
object
host.architecture
Operating system architecture.
keyword
host.containerized
If the host is a container.
boolean
host.domain
Name of the domain of which the host is a member. For example, on Windows this could be the host's Active Directory domain or NetBIOS domain name. For Linux this could be the domain of the host's LDAP provider.
keyword
host.hostname
Hostname of the host. It normally contains what the hostname command returns on the host machine.
keyword
host.id
Unique host id. As hostname is not always unique, use values that are meaningful in your environment. Example: The current usage of beat.name.
keyword
host.ip
Host ip addresses.
ip
host.mac
Host mac addresses.
keyword
host.name
Name of the host. It can contain what hostname returns on Unix systems, the fully qualified domain name, or a name specified by the user. The sender decides which value to use.
keyword
host.os.build
OS build information.
keyword
host.os.codename
OS codename, if any.
keyword
host.os.family
OS family (such as redhat, debian, freebsd, windows).
keyword
host.os.kernel
Operating system kernel version as a raw string.
keyword
host.os.name
Operating system name, without the version.
keyword
host.os.name.text
Multi-field of host.os.name.
text
host.os.platform
Operating system platform (such centos, ubuntu, windows).
keyword
host.os.version
Operating system version as a raw string.
keyword
host.type
Type of host. For Cloud providers this can be the machine type like t2.medium. If vm, this could be the container, for example, or other information meaningful in your environment.
keyword
service.type
The type of the service data is collected from. The type can be used to group and correlate logs and metrics from one service type. Example: If logs or metrics are collected from Elasticsearch, service.type would be elasticsearch.
keyword