You can monitor your system, along with service and other resource performance, using unified dashboards that can contain both metric and span data charts. You can also see the performance of key operations on your services at a glance, and monitor them after a deployment.

Query your data

The Unified Query Builder allows you to query both your metric and span data using one tool. You use the builder in notebooks, dashboards, and alerts to create charts for your data. Unified Query Builder

Instead of the builder, you can use the Unified Query Language (UQL) in the editor to build more fine-grained queries.

Use UQL in the editor

Create and manage unified dashboards

With unified dashboards, you can monitor both metric and span data charts in one place.

You can also use our pre-built service dashboards to view service health.

Unified dashboard

Create metric charts

You build metric charts by querying your metric data. Querys can include filters, group-bys, and formulas. Metric chart

Create span charts

Span charts are queries against data sent by your spans on your services. As with metric charts, you can include filters, group-bys, and formulas.Span chart

Use Terraform to create and manage dashboards

Cloud Observability provides an open-source Terraform provider for automating the setup and on-going configuration of your charts.

Monitor service and operation health

The Service Health view shows you the latency, error rate, and operation rate of the key operations on a service. You can drill down into anomalies to begin your investigation. Service Health view

Monitor deployments

The Service Health view can display deployment markers, allowing you to see at a glance if a deployment caused a change in performance. Monitor deployments

See also

Create and manage dashboards

Create and manage charts

Monitor deployments

Updated Oct 4, 2022