Learn how to monitor, troubleshoot, and improve your infrastructure and application performance. Guided by the principles of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), this course features a combination of lectures, demos, hands-on labs, and real-world case studies. In this course, you'll gain experience with full-stack monitoring, real-time log management and analysis, debugging code in production, and profiling CPU and memory usage.
This course is part of the Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud DevOps Engineer Professional Certificate
Logging, Monitoring and Observability in Google Cloud
About this Course
What you will learn
Plan and implement a well-architected logging and monitoring infrastructure.
Define service level indicators (SLIs) and service level objectives (SLOs).
Create effective monitoring dashboards and alerts.
Monitor, troubleshoot, and improve Google Cloud infrastructure.
We help millions of organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their businesses with innovative technology created in—and for—the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability, and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. Our teams are dedicated to helping customers apply our technologies to create success.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Welcome to Logging, Monitoring and Observability in Google Cloud! Use the resources below to become familiar with the topics this course will cover, learn how to access course materials and how to send feedback.
Introduction to Monitoring in Google Cloud
In this module, we will take some time to do a high-level overview of the various products which comprise Google Cloud’s logging, monitoring, and observability suite.
Avoiding Customer Pain
In this module, we discuss several Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) concepts and how we can use them to help avoid customer pain. In this context, a customer is any consumer of a cloud-based system.
Alerting gives timely awareness to problems in your cloud applications so you can resolve the problems quickly. In this module, you will learn how to develop alerting strategies, define alerting policies, add notification channels, identify types of alerts and common uses for each, construct and alert on resource groups, and manage alerting policies programmatically.
Monitoring Critical Systems
Monitoring is all about keeping track of exactly what's happening with the resources we've spun up inside of Google's Cloud. In this module, we'll take a look at options and best practices as they relate to monitoring project architectures. We'll differentiate the core Cloud IAM roles needed to decide who can do what as it relates to monitoring. Just like architecture, this is another crucial early step. We will examine some of the Google created default dashboards, and see how to use them appropriately. We will create charts and use them to build custom dashboards to show resource consumption and application load. And, finally, we will define uptime checks to track liveliness and latency.
Configuring Google Cloud Services for Observability
In the next part of our Metrics discussion, let’s take a little time to examine the art of Configuring Google Cloud Services for Observability. In this module, we're going to spend a little time learning how to integrate logging and monitoring agents into Compute Engine VMs and images using Agents, enable and utilize Kubernetes Monitoring, extend and clarify Kubernetes monitoring with Prometheus, and expose custom metrics through code, and with the help of OpenCensus.
Advanced Logging and Analysis
In this module, we will examine some of Google Cloud's advanced logging and analysis capabilities. Specifically, in this module you will learn to identify and choose among resource tagging approaches, define log sinks, create monitoring metrics based on log entries, link application errors to Logging and other operation tools using Error Reporting, and export logs to BigQuery for long term storage and SQL based analysis.
Monitoring Network Security and Audit Logs
In this module, we will examine two key topics: Monitoring as it relates to the VPC network, and how to use Google's Cloud Audit logs. You will learn to collect and analyze VPC Flow, Firewall Rule, and Cloud NAT logs, enable Packet Mirroring, explain the capabilities of the Network Intelligence Center, and use Cloud Audit logs to answer the question, “Who, did what, and when?” We will also cover best practices for Audit Logging.
Up to this point in our course, we've mostly focused on ways to inspect and monitor the status of our systems running in Google Cloud. But no matter how solid your planning, design, architecture, and preventive maintenance strategies are, things will go wrong. When they do go wrong, how you manage those incidents will have a huge impact on user perception. In this module, you will learn how to handle incidents using a systematic process.
Investigating Application Performance Issues
When deploying applications to Google Cloud, the Application Performance Management products (Cloud Trace, Cloud Debugger, and Cloud Profiler) provide a suite of tools to give insight into how your code and services are functioning, and to help troubleshoot where needed.
Optimizing the Costs of Monitoring
In our final module we discuss optimizing the costs for Google Cloud’s operations suite. Specifically, you will learn to analyze resource utilization costs for operations related components within Google Cloud, and implement best practices for controlling the cost of operations within Google Cloud.
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Covers all the material well; labs could be a little more thorough and check student progress more frequently.
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About the Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud DevOps Engineer Professional Certificate
This program provides the skills you need to advance your career as a data engineer and provides training to support your preparation for the industry-recognized Google Cloud Professional DevOps Engineer certification. 87% of Google Cloud certified users feel more confident in their cloud skills.
You'll also have the opportunity to practice key job skills using Google Cloud to build software delivery pipelines, deploy and monitor services, and manage and learn from incidents. You will learn to apply SRE principles to a service, techniques for monitoring, troubleshooting, and improving infrastructure and application performance among other things. Your journey to Google Cloud certification: 1) Complete the Coursera Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps Professional Certificate 2) Review other recommended learning resources for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer certification exam 3) Review the Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer exam guide 4) Take the Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer practice exam 5) Register for the Google Cloud certification exam (Can be taken remotely or at a test center)
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