Install Netdata on GCP
Netdata is fully compatible with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You can install Netdata on cloud instances to monitor the apps/services running there, or use multiple instances in a parent-child streaming configuration.
Recommended installation method
The best installation method depends on the instance's operating system, distribution, and version. For Linux instances,
we recommend the
kickstart.sh automatic installation script.
If you have issues with Netdata after installation, look to the sections below to find the issue you're experiencing, followed by the solution for your provider.
Add a firewall rule to access Netdata's dashboard
If you cannot access Netdata's dashboard on your cloud instance via
http://HOST:19999, and instead get an error page
from your browser that says, "This site can't be reached" (Chrome) or "Unable to connect" (Firefox), you may need to
configure your cloud provider's firewall.
Cloud providers often create network-level firewalls that run separately from the instance itself. Both AWS and Google Cloud Platform calls them Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks. These firewalls can apply even if you've disabled firewalls on the instance itself. Because you can modify these firewalls only via the cloud provider's web interface, it's easy to overlook them when trying to configure and access Netdata's dashboard.
You can often confirm a firewall issue by querying the dashboard while connected to the instance via SSH:
http://localhost:19999/api/v1/info. If you see JSON output, Netdata is running properly. If you try the same
command from a remote system, and it fails, it's likely that a firewall is blocking your requests.
Another option is to put Netdata behind web server, which will proxy requests through standard HTTP/HTTPS ports (80/443), which are likely already open on your instance. We have a number of guides available:
To add a firewall rule, go to the Firewall rules page and click Create firewall rule.
The following configuration has previously worked for Netdata running on GCP instances (see #7786):
Read GCP's firewall documentation for specific instructions on how to create a new firewall rule.
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