When will you shut down the Stackdriver app?
We are planning to shut down the Stackdriver application by the end of 2017.
Will I need to install a new agent?
Yes. The Google Stackdriver agent authenticates differently and therefore you will need to use a version of the agent that is able to send metrics to the new system. Learn more
Can I run the old agent and the new agent at the same time?
Yes. Doing so requires you to create a new instance of the agent with a few extra config files and a new private key. Learn more
Will I need to rewrite my custom metrics?
Yes. Our new custom metrics API includes the addition of labels and metric descriptors and therefore requires reformatting in order for old style custom metrics to fit the new schema. Similar to the agent, the new metrics API authenticates differently than the old API. Learn more
Are the APIs between the two services the same?
No. We have a new metrics API that is much more flexible in terms of reading and writing. In regards to the UI, available actions are limited to Group functions but we are working on Dashboard, Uptime and Alerting APIs as well. Learn more
Can you migrate my groups/dashboards/alerts?
We do not have a programmatic way of moving Group, Dashboard, Alert or Uptime configurations from legacy Stackdriver to Google Stackdriver. For current Stackdriver customers, we're offering a 6 month free deployment period on Google Stackdriver to spread out any time required to rebuild preferences and configuration in the new app.
Can you migrate my data?
No. We will be shutting down the legacy system late next year, so you will be able to run both systems concurrently for at least six weeks.
Does Google Stackdriver cost more? What about logging?
No. The fully-featured paid tier of Google Stackdriver ($8 per resource) is less expensive than the fully-featured Elite tier ($12 per resource). Logging is included in the standard cost of Google Stackdriver. Learn more
Can I monitor an AWS account with Google Stackdriver and legacy Stackdriver at the same time?
Yes. When you create a new Google Stackdriver account you will be asked to connect your AWS account and create a new IAM role policy. Both versions of Stackdriver will collect metrics from CloudWatch without any issue.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.