Site Reliability Troubleshooting with Stackdriver APM

Site Reliability Troubleshooting with Stackdriver APM

1 hour 30 minutes 7 Credits


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


The objective of this lab is to familiarize yourself with the specific capabilities of Stackdriver to monitor GKE cluster infrastructure, Istio, and applications deployed on this infrastructure.

What you'll do

  • Create a GKE cluster

  • Deploy a microservices application to it

  • Define latency and error SLIs and SLOs for it

  • Configure Stackdriver to monitor your SLIs

  • Deploy a breaking change to the application and use Stackdriver to troubleshoot and resolve the issues that result

  • Validate that your resolution addresses the SLO violation

What you'll learn

  • How to deploy a microservices application on an existing GKE cluster

  • How to select appropriate SLIs/SLOs for an application

  • How to implement SLIs using Stackdriver Monitoring features

  • How to use Stackdriver Trace, Profiler, and Debugger to identify software issues


  • Google Cloud Platform account and project with billing account

  • Basic knowledge of Kubernetes

  • Basic knowledge of Stackdriver Monitoring

  • Basic knowledge of troubleshooting process

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