Google Monitor integration with Incident Response

Google Monitor provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.

Google Monitor is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Google Monitor provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.

For an alert rule on a metric value, when the value of a specified metric crosses a threshold assigned, the alert rule becomes active and sends a notification.

What does Incident Response offer Google Monitor users?

Incident Response has a webhook integration with Google Monitor. Using the integration, Google Monitor sends incidents to Incident Response with detailed information.

Incident Response acts as a handler for these alerts and determines the right people to notify based on escalation policies, previously provided points of contact, and on-call schedules. Users are notified based on their notification preferences. Alerts are escalated until they are acknowledged or closed.

Functionality of the integration

  • Whenever there is a violation in any alert conditions, an alert is created on the Google Monitor portal and the same alert is sent to the Incident Response using the webhook url defined in the notification channel.
  • When an alert is closed in Google Monitor, the related alert is automatically closed in Incident Response through the integration.