Google Compute Engine monitoring integration

All New Relic Infrastructure accounts, regardless of subscription level, can use New Relic's Compute Engine integration to get a comprehensive, real-time view of their host's performance and status.

New Relic Infrastructure's integration with Google Compute Engine reports data about instances (virtual machines) hosted on Google's infrastructure. You can monitor and alert on your GCP instances data from New Relic Infrastructure, and you can create custom queries and chart dashboards in New Relic Insights.

Activate integration

To enable the integration:

  1. Make sure you have installed the Infrastructure agent before you activate GCP integrations from your Infrastructure account.
  2. Follow standard procedures to connect your GCP service to New Relic Infrastructure.

Polling frequency

New Relic Infrastructure integrations query your GCP services according to a polling interval, which varies depending on the integration. The polling interval for the Google Compute Engine integration is 5 minutes.

Find and use data

After activating the integration and waiting a few minutes (based on the polling frequency), data will appear in the New Relic UI. To find and use your data, including links to your dashboards and alert settings, go to > Integrations > Google Cloud Platform > (select an integration).

Metric data

Metric data that New Relic receives from your GCP Compute Engine integration include:


Name Description


Delta count of incoming bytes dropped by the firewall.


Delta count of incoming packets dropped by the firewall.


Total number of cores reserved on the host of the instance.


Name Description


Delta count of bytes in throttled read operations.


Delta count of throttled read operations.


Delta count of bytes in throttled write operations.


Delta count of throttled write operations.

Inventory data

Inventory data is information about the status or configuration of a service or host. You can examine inventory data in New Relic Infrastructure and in New Relic Insights.

The Google Compute Engine integration reports configuration information for Google Compute Engine bucket objects with the following properties:


  • canIpForward
  • cpuPlatform
  • creationTimestamp
  • description
  • generatedId
  • instanceMetadata
  • instanceName
  • machineType
  • name
  • networkInterfaces
  • project
  • schedulingOptions
  • status
  • tags
  • zone


  • attachedInstances

  • configuration

  • creationStatus

  • creationTimestamp

  • description

  • generatedId

  • lastAttachTimestamp

  • lastDetachTimestamp

  • licenses

  • name

  • project

  • zone

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