Google Cloud Platform

How Cloudockit can help you ?

  • Visualize your GCP Projects

  • Generate an complete detailed documentation

  • Ensure your GCP environment is compliant

AUTHOR

Pascal Bonheur

READING TIME

10 min

Congratulations ! You have deployed projects in your Google Cloud Platform !

Now what ? You need to make sure that this works on the long term and that you can support that. A mandatory step to do that is to understand what has been deployed and ensure you have up-to-date documentation.

Let’s have a look on how Cloudockit can help you to do that.

1. Visualize your GCP Projects with complete diagrams

Cloudockit does the heavy job for you ! It will automatically scan your Google Cloud Projects and detect the dependencies between all the components.

Here is an example of Diagram automatically generated by Cloudockit :

As you can see in this diagram, Cloudockit has automatically detected 2 VM Instances and their associated disks and Network Cards.

It has also detected App Engines and their links to some Buckets.

Cloudockit also support multiple output formats for Diagrams like Draw.io.

It also automatically organize the diagrams in different ways so that it be understood by multiple audiences. For example, the diagram on the righ is organized by Project and you can see that there is a tab per project.

2. Get Complete Technical Documentation

Cloudockit automatically generates a full Word documentation with all the details. It also contains embedded diagrams so that you can easily visualize what is deployed.

In addition to the IaaS components, we do provide support for many Workloads in Google like App Engine (cf. screenshot on the left).

Here are a few Workload Types that we support:

  • Compute Engine
  • App Engine
  • Kubernetes Engine
  • Cloud Functions
  • Bigtable
  • Cloud Storage
  • Cloud SQL
  • Networking
  • VPC Network
  • Cloud Load Balancing
  • Identity & Security
  • Cloud IAM

3. Get a full Excel report of all your GCP Components

In addition to Diagrams and Workloads, Cloudockit also automatically exports all your GCP Components into an Excel File.

This will automatically generate an Excel Tab per Workload Type that you are using in one of your GCP Projects. From there, you work directly in Excel to create your own complex reports without having to code the GCP components retrieval youself.

Here is an example of report for the storages:

 

4. Keep your GCP Projects compliant

Cloudockit gives you the ability to graphically create Compliance Rules that it will check while scaning your environment. You can create complex rules with AND/OR conditions on all the properties retrieved by Cloudockit.

As an example, here is on the right a screenshot of a Rule that will trigger a warning if Compute VM Instances have the flag Auto Restart set to True: