Clusters running inside Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), a managed Kubernetes service, can be configured to emit detailed metrics in OpenTelemetry format. This allows you to monitor cluster, node, pod, and workload health in Lightstep via an OpenTelemetry Collector deployed in your cluster.

Follow the instructions in Lightstep’s Kubernetes Quick Start to start sending Google GKE metrics to Lightstep using the OpenTelemetry Operator.

Additional metrics from GKE are available through Lightstep’s direct integration with Google Cloud Monitoring.