Any working computer system consists of a vast number of individual resources that are utilized each and every day. With Google Cloud, the Audit Logs keep track of the creation and deletion of these resources. IT professionals know that logs are their very best friend when it comes time to track down errors, misalignments, overcharges, and a host of other issues. In this hands-on lab, we’ll set up a couple of networks with associated subnets as well as a few Compute Engine instances, then use Cloud Logging to review the record of the installation. We will also make a significant change and note the logs’ response.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Explore the Created Services
- In the console, navigate to the Compute Engine > VM instances page.
- Review the existing VMs.
- From the main navigation menu, choose VPC Network > VPC network.
- Review the newly created networks.
- From the side navigation menu, choose Firewall rules.
- Review the non-default firewall rules.
- Review Cloud Logging
- Navigate to the Cloud Logging interface
- View audit logs for the created VM instances, VPC networks, and Firewall rules.
- Delete a Resource
- From the main navigation menu, select VPC Network > Firewall rules.
- Select the
ssh-la-peer-2rule and click Delete.
- Review the logs of your delete action
Go to your primary GCP dashboard, click ACTIVITY and view the user-friendly activity logs.