Introduction to Google Cloud Operations Suite

The Google Cloud Operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) includes a wide variety of tools to help you monitor and debug your GCP-hosted applications. This course will give you hands-on demonstrations of how to use the Monitoring, Logging, Error Reporting, Debugger, and Trace components of the Cloud Operations suite. You can follow along with your own GCP account to try these examples yourself.

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Learning Objectives

  • Use the Cloud Operations suite to monitor, log, report on errors, trace, and debug

Intended Audience

  • System administrators
  • People who are preparing to take the Google Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam




Welcome to our “Introduction to Google Cloud Operations Suite”. I’m Guy Hummel, and I’ll be showing you how to monitor your GCP systems.

To get the most from this course, you should know the fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform, such as how to create virtual machine instances and use App Engine. If you need a refresher, then you can take our Google Cloud Platform: Fundamentals course.

You should also have experience with performing operations tasks, especially working with Linux. It would also be helpful to have some programming experience, although just knowing the basics of a typical programming language should be enough.

This is a hands-on course with lots of demonstrations. The best way to learn is by doing, so I recommend that you try performing these tasks yourself on your own Google Cloud account. If you don’t have one, then you can sign up for a free trial.

We’ll be going through the components of the Cloud Operations suite to monitor, log, report errors, debug, and trace your applications.

Now, if you’re ready to learn how to monitor your Google Cloud infrastructure, then let’s get started.


Monitoring - Logging - Error Reporting and Debugging - Tracing - Summary



About the Author
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).