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Migration Overview

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017 02:02PM EST

Google Stackdriver is now available for all AWS & GCP users. There is a lot to be excited about with the new service and we want to make sure our current customers have all the information with respect to how this change will affect their day-to-day usage of Stackdriver. Our ultimate goal is to get all of our paid customers migrated from the current version of Stackdriver to Google Stackdriver by November 2017. 

As current Stackdriver users, you'll find some resources below to help in the migration process. 

Migration Incentives (for paid customers only)

  • 6 months of free deployment time on Google Stackdriver
  • 1 year of complimentary support 
  • 3 years of price protection (if applicable)
Please use our migration form to request your incentives. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us a message at stackdriver-migration@google.com


Feature Comparison

NEW FEATURES

  • Log management, including the ability to ingest, store search, filter, and export system and application logs
  • Support for Amazon Web Services & Google Cloud Platform
  • 500 custom metric timeseries added to account-wide quota per resource monitored
  • Labeled custom metrics
  • Y-axis zoom
  • New metric API functionality, including the ability to export timeseries for all resources
  • Extensions into GCP tools (Datalab, BigQuery)
  • Integration with popular single sign-on (SSO) solutions via Google Domains

ABSENT FEATURES

While there are a lot of great new features in Google Stackdriver, we're working hard to make sure all of the features that you know and love are available too. At the moment, we do not have support for the following features:
  • Maintenance mode
  • Chart annotation
  • Deploy events
  • On-prem server monitoring
  • SNS notification channel support
  • Automated actions (alert policies)
  • AWS Health Checks
  • CloudTrail integration
  • Teams for alert notifications
  • Dashboard-level group filtering (nav-bar dropdown)
     

We are hoping to add all of these features back at some point. Please reach out at stackdriver-migration@google.com and let us know how these rank for you. 

CHANGES

  • SQS queues are billed in 10 queue bundles


How to sign up for a Google Stackdriver account

Account creation / Add AWS account

The first step to configure your new account is to signup using link #1 below. Once completed, your account will be placed into a 30-day Premium trial. As a current Stackdriver customer, once the trial is up you are entitled to 6 months of GCP credits that will cover the cost of your Google Stackdriver bill. Use link #2 for an introduction to accounts in Google Stackdriver, link #3 for detailed account configuration instructions, and link #4 for a quickstart on connecting an AWS account. 

  1. https://app.google.stackdriver.com/accounts/create

  2. https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/accounts/

  3. https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/accounts/guide

  4. https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/quickstart-aws#configure-sd-acct

Create billing account

In order to provide you with credits and Cloud Support access, you will need to configure a billing account in GCP. Please follow link #1 below to complete this process. For billing support please visit link #2.

  1. https://console.cloud.google.com/billing

  2. ​https://support.google.com/cloud/?visit_id=1-636124204038684916-3683425130&hl=en&rd=2#topic=6288636

Invite Users

User management is handled at the project level via Google Cloud Platform IAM. There are currently three access roles that map to the roles present in legacy Stackdriver: Viewer (Read Only), Editor (User) and Owner (Administrator). 

  1. https://support.google.com/cloud/answer/6158846?hl=en&ref_topic=6158848

 

 

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