To start receiving Google Cloud Platform (GCP) data with New Relic GCP integrations, connect your Google project to New Relic's infrastructure monitoring. If you don't have one already, create a New Relic account. It's free, forever.
You can use Terraform to automate the process of enabling cloud integrations. Read how in the Terraform official documentation site.
These are the requirements for the authorization:
GCP integration requirements
In the GCP project API & Services Library settings, you must enable Google Stackdriver Monitoring API.
For service account authorization (recommended):
A user with Project IAM Admin role is needed to add the service account ID as a member in your GCP project.
In the GCP project IAM & admin, the service account must have the Project Viewer role and the Service Usage Consumer role or, alternatively, a custom role.
For user account authorization:
The New Relic user that will integrate the GCP project must have a Google account and must be able to view the GCP project that New Relic will monitor.
In the GCP project IAM & admin, the user must have the Project Viewer role.
Please note that this authorization method will not allow New Relic to collect tags and other attributes that can be useful for narrowing down your NRQL queries, dashboards, and alerts.
You can migrate the authorization method from user account to service account from the Manage services link in New Relic's user interface.
As part of the online setup process, you must identify
Permissions (only for user account authorization)
New Relic doesn't inherit your Google account's permissions and therefore is not authorized to perform any changes in the project. Also, New Relic requires a specific set of read-only permissions exclusively for certain types of data.
For more information about the API permissions that New Relic uses, see the Google documentation about scopes.
Integrating your GCP project with New Relic requires you to authorize New Relic to fetch monitoring data from your GCP project. You can choose between two authorization methods: Service accounts or User accounts.
To connect your Google account to New Relic with user account authorization:
Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > GCP. At the top of Infrastructure's Google Cloud Services integrations page, select Add a GCP account.
Add projects: Select the projects that you want New Relic to receive data from.
Select services: From the list of available services for your GCP account, select the individual services you want New Relic to receive data from, or select all of the services.
These services will be enabled for all of the projects that you selected in the previous step. Once the setup process is finished, you can fine-tune the services that you want monitored for each project individually.
To complete the setup process, select Finish.
If you see API authentication errors, follow the troubleshooting procedures.
It may take few minutes until new resources are detected and synthesized as entities. See Cloud integrations system limits for more information.
After you authorize New Relic to integrate one or more of your Google project's services, New Relic starts monitoring your GCP data at regular polling intervals. After a few minutes, data will appear in the New Relic UI. To find and use your data, including links to dashboards and alert settings, go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > GCP.
For your convenience, the setup process allows you to select more than one project at a time.
After the first setup, if you need to monitor additional GCP projects with New Relic, you can repeat the procedure to connect your GCP services as many times as you need.
You can disable any of your GCP integrations any time and still keep your Google project connected to New Relic.
If you want to...
Disable one or more GCP service integrations
To disable services while keeping your GCP account linked to New Relic:
Disable all GCP integrations and unlink your project monitoring
To disconnect your GCP account completely from New Relic, you need to unlink your GCP account. This disables all New Relic integrations associated with that GCP account.
If you registered the GCP project using a user account, follow these steps:
Clean your GCP Projects after unlinking New Relic
To clean your GCP project after unlinking, follow the steps below:
If you were using a user account: