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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Google Cloud Foundation

By : Patrick Haggerty
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Google Cloud Foundation

By: Patrick Haggerty

Overview of this book

From data ingestion and storage, through data processing and data analytics, to application hosting and even machine learning, whatever your IT infrastructural need, there's a good chance that Google Cloud has a service that can help. But instant, self-serve access to a virtually limitless pool of IT resources has its drawbacks. More and more organizations are running into cost overruns, security problems, and simple "why is this not working?" headaches. This book has been written by one of Google’s top trainers as a tutorial on how to create your infrastructural foundation in Google Cloud the right way. By following Google’s ten-step checklist and Google’s security blueprint, you will learn how to set up your initial identity provider and create an organization. Further on, you will configure your users and groups, enable administrative access, and set up billing. Next, you will create a resource hierarchy, configure and control access, and enable a cloud network. Later chapters will guide you through configuring monitoring and logging, adding additional security measures, and enabling a support plan with Google. By the end of this book, you will have an understanding of what it takes to leverage Terraform for properly building a Google Cloud foundational layer that engenders security, flexibility, and extensibility from the ground up.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Chapter 7: Foundational Monitoring and Logging

In this chapter, I am going to try really, really hard not to get up on my soapbox.

Really, hard…

But seriously! How can you use Google Cloud and not know how logging and monitoring work? I mean, how can you find what’s broken, know when you might be running short on capacity, or tell when something untoward has occurred if you don’t have good data? And where do you get said data? Yes, Google Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring.

Look, I’m old enough and comfortable enough in my own skin to know the things I’m good at and the things I’m not. Don’t ask me to draw you a picture or how to spell fungible, because drawing and spelling are definatly definitely (thank you, spell checker!) not in my skillset. But I got my first computer and started writing code in 1981, and it took me about 2 weeks to figure out that me and computers are simpático.

Figuring out what’s wrong...