Monitoring Google Compute Engine

The Google Compute Engine sensor is automatically deployed and installed after you install the Instana agent.

Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

  • GCE Instance Details
    • Instance ID
    • Type
    • Availability Zone
    • Labels

Required Permissions

For Instana agent to be able to collect Google Compute Engine Labels following permission for service account is needed:

  • compute.instances.get


Instana agent installed on Compute Engine instances will automatically collect labels. Once collected, labels will be shown in Tags section of sidebar for every Compute Engine instance. Furthermore, these labels can be used as tags for filtering on Infrastructure map or in Application Perspective view.