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What is the status on support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)?

Since last year, we have been using Dynatrace to monitor our Google Cloud Platform applications and instances. While I know that Dynatrace has actively been working to bring this up to speed, I have not seen any updates or news around this. Looking for the following information...

  • Current status? (EAP, BETA, etc.)
  • When should we expect Dynatrace to show this in the menu as it does AWS and Azure?
  • What are the timelines?

Thanks!


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alois_mayr
Dynatrace Helper
Dynatrace Helper

Hi Larry,

Great to hear you're using Dynatrace for monitoring GCP.

The EAP that we currently run is for Container-Optimized OS based GKE clusters. This will go beta in the next few months.

A dedicated menu entry for GCP is on the list but no timeline to share. Which services are you interested in the most?

Even w/o a dedicated entry point for GCP, the OneAgent already covers and detects important GCP related meta information (names, project, instance types, zones...) which will help you with organizing monitored GCP instances and dashboarding.

Please also review the documentation for current GCP support.

Hope this helps,

Alois


Thank you for the update! Very much appreciated. It's just odd to see AWS and Azure there, but no GCP.


we Need this

We take dynatrace as a full stack monitoring tools and there is no way to get info from stackdriver logging




I have been pushing for this as well. I do know that Dynatrace is working towards an integration with Stackdriver. It was I think around 3 months ago that I last checked on the status to see where they might be with it. All I know is that at that time it was in the works. Really hoping this is one of those things that gets announced at PERFORM 2020.


thanks you have more info than me


support ask me to post an idea .... and say me it's not on 2020 roadmap ...


Here the response from tchat support

So currently the only thing I am seeing is internal research around the topic no definite roadmaps yet besides 2020 but that is always subject to change. I am not familiar with stack driver logs, but if you can export them to a host you are currently monitoring you could manually add the log path to monitor them that way.https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/shortlink/log-analytics-add-log-files
If you haven't already too I would recommend submitting an RFE too on that topic.
I would suggest you please create a Request for Enhancement, then you can provide details about the feature you want, and users can comment and vote it up for visibility. You can pass it along to your team and they can vote it up as well. This is the primary location for our product managers to look for customer's most wanted features. Keep in mind, RFEs are not guaranteed, but they will be reviewed.
Instructions on posting RFEs can be found at this link:https://answers.dynatrace.com/articles/179821/posting-product-ideas.html


Push log to a compute engine ...

GCP have a lot of API to interconnect

Graphana make it why dynatrace not ?


Here was the last update I received on Dec 3rd from a Dynatrace resource.

Services and metrics from StackDriver would be organized in the same approach as we have currently for AWS. We do not have the final list of services yet, but the aim is to have the most popular in the first step and gradually add remaining services/metrics in phases. Unfortunately, an ETA hasn’t been identified yet that I can share. I will pass along any updates when I receive them.

So as you can see is it on their radar, but I think in early stages yet. I am not sure how much the support team actual knows at times. I would honestly expect that we are going to get updates around this and many other things at PERFORM. While I can not speak for Dynatrace, I do believe that they are well aware of the additional needs around GCP and specifically Stackdriver.

The 3 big players of cloud are still battling it out which are AWS, Azure, and GCP. I think part of the issue with GCP has been getting them to open up more for such integrations which is rather typical of Google. I do not see so many of those roadblocks anymore from GCP so thats a plus. More and more are selecting to use GCP for one reason or another and I am rather sure Dynatrace knows that and will ensure that the Dynatrace platform continues to expand its use around GCP.

Just my 2 cents on it 🙂


olivier_piardon
Newcomer

Hello,

Do you have any update about GKE COS support ? We're missing auto-repair option on GKE nodes that is not available on Ubuntu.


Regards,
Olivier


I would like an update around the entire GCP space and Dynatrace as well. We have AWS, Azure, etc... I just seems odd that Dynatrace is not making GCP more.... Obvious. We are doing more and more with GCP so I would really like to hear where Dynatrace is going with it. Thanks!


Can we expect to see a StackDriver / Dynatrace integration anytime soon? Thanks!


Anything? In terms of StackDriver?


We really need this as Dynatrace as is cannot get any data for GCP Fully Managed Applications. We have several apps currently in the early stages that are using this and my only answer is either StackDriver or Log everything and with Pub/Sub we can import the logs into Splunk, which we have, but this is tedious and is not what splunk is for.

Confirmed. We need to be able to have the same kind of metrics as we have on Azure for instance.

jmercier
Newcomer

same question here ...


torsten_trudel
Newcomer

What is the current status for that. We need an intagration like for Azure. We also want to monitor also PaaS and SaaS.

I think I know the answer to this already, but it is not possible to set host groups on k8s, correct?

I think it is possible at the kubernetes level. We do it by environment (prd/stg/uat/snd environment).

We do it with the Dynatrace operator and we pass the environment as value for the host group.

I don't remember exactly how we do it but i can find the code if you are interested.

we do with operator you can add an args

  # arguments to oneagent installer (optional)
  # https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/shortlink/oneagent-docker#limitations
  args:
  - HOST_GROUP=<your host group>

And we create kubernetes cluster via API