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Server Monitoring (BETA)

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2015 10:13AM EDT
Stackdriver now has beta support for monitoring any server anywhere and not just servers in your cloud environment.  With Stackdriver server monitoring, you can see and monitor any server running a supported OS in Stackdriver and get the advantages of grouping, alerting, anomaly detection, uptime monitoring, etc with those servers. 

NOTE: The beta of Stackdriver server monitoring is not supported for free users at this time and also requires that you monitor at least one cloud instance

Installing on Linux

To install Stackdriver Server Monitoring on a non-cloud server running Linux, you will want to follow the instructions for setting up the Stackdriver agent to install the necessary packages. Once you've done so, as root run
     /opt/stackdriver/stack-config --api-key YOURAPIKEY --genhostid
This will generate a unique ID for your host and set up the services to send data to Stackdriver.   If you want, you can also set tags on the server that can then be used for describing group membership by creating a file /opt/stackdriver/extractor/etc/extractor.conf.d/tags.conf with contents like
   [tags]
   tag1=value
   tag2=someotherthing
There are also special tags available to allow you to set the "location" and "instance type" to strings of your choice in the Stackdriver application.  
   location=my datacenter
   machine_type=1U i7 server

Installing on Windows

To install Stackdriver Server Monitoring on a non-cloud server running Windows, you will want to follow the instructions for setting up the Stackdriver agent and install the agent.  Once you've done so, it should start sending data to Stackdriver automatically.

If you want, you can also set tags on the server that can then be used for describing group membership by adding a section to C:\Program Files\Stackdriver\agent.ini like
   [tags]
   tag1=value
   tag2=someotherthing
There are also special tags available to allow you to set the "location" and "instance type" to strings of your choice in the Stackdriver application.  
   location=my datacenter
   machine_type=1U i7 server
 
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