Google Cloud Observability agents

Google Cloud Observability provides the following agents for collecting logs from Linux and Windows VM instances.

Which agent should you choose?

  • Ops Agent: The primary and preferred agent for collecting telemetry from your Compute Engine instances. This agent combines logging and metrics into a single agent, providing YAML-based configurations for collecting your logs and metrics, and features high-throughput logging. You can configure the Ops Agent to collect logs from supported third-party applications.
  • Legacy Logging agent: Streams logs from common third-party applications and system software to Cloud Logging. You can configure the agent to stream additional logs.

Try it for yourself

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