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GCP Lens

GCP Lens provides a way for you to consistently measure your Google Cloud workloads against best practices and identify areas for improvement.

Note

Required Permissions: Cloud Analytics

Access GCP Lens dashboard

The GCP Lens dashboard is automatically created when Google Cloud workloads are detected in your accounts. It consists of several preset report widgets that highlight various aspects of your Google Cloud spend.

To access the GKE Lens dashboard, select Dashboard from the top navigation bar, and then select GCP Lens.

Dashboard navigation bar

Widgets

Note

Except Flexsave GCP, all other widgets on the dashboard are updated every 12 hours by default, independent of each other. See Refresh report data for more information.

You can Open full report to check the report configuration or customize the preset report to create your own one.

Spend History

GCP spend history.

Shows a high-level view of your Google Cloud spend in the last 12 months with forecast for the next 12 months. It's an aggregated view of your usage trend and the associated cost across your organization.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Advanced Analysis: Forecast
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 12 months
  • Group by:
    • Cloud: equals Google Cloud

Flexsave GCP

Flexsave GCP.

The Flexsave GCP Savings chart is not a cloud analytics report widget. See Flexsave for Google Cloud for more information.

Cost By Top Service

GCP spend by top services.

Shows the top 10 Google Cloud services by cost in the last six months. It allows you to quickly identify the usage patterns of top services and unusual costs that you may want to investigate.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 6 months
  • Group by: Service
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost > US$0.00
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Google Cloud

Cost By Top Projects

GCP spend by top projects.

Shows the top 10 Google Cloud projects by cost in the last six months.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 6 months
  • Group by: Scope (Project/Account)
  • Filters:
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Google Cloud

Cost By Top Regions

GCP spend by top regions.

Shows the top 10 Google Cloud regions by cost in the last 30 days, aggregated to monthly data.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 30 days
  • Group by:
    • Region: not equals [Region N/A]
  • Filters:
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Google Cloud

CUD Coverage (CPU)

CUD Coverage on CPU.

Shows the coverage of eligible CPU resources with committed use discounts (CUDs) by region.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: GCE CUD Coverage
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Time Range: Last 30 days
  • Exclude partial intervals: Yes
  • Group by: Billing Account, Region, CUD Type
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: GCE CUD Coverage > 0%
    • Cloud: equals Google Cloud
    • Service: equals Compute Engine (GCE)
    • Attribution: is one of GCP CUD Commitments or GCP Eligible for CUD (see Preset attributions for details)
    • GCE Resource: equals cpu

CUD Coverage (RAM)

CUD Coverage on RAM.

Shows the coverage of eligible memory resources with committed use discounts (CUDs) by region.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: GCE CUD Coverage
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Time Range: Last 30 days
  • Exclude partial intervals: Yes
  • Group by: Billing Account, Region, CUD Type
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: GCE CUD Coverage > 0%
    • Cloud: equals Google Cloud
    • Service: equals Compute Engine (GCE)
    • Attribution: is one of GCP CUD Commitments or GCP Eligible for CUD (see Preset attributions for details)
    • GCE Resource: equals memory