Real time plots of the CPU usage available to embed in a web interface.
I would want to, based on an instance id, get returned a link to / or some embeddable code to put in my own web interface, so my user can watch their instance humming away. (In my example, the user would be watching their container build).
Interesting idea. This might be a bit beyond what would make sense for us to provide as a core platform capability, but it could definitely be done with something like a collectd agent (for example the version Stackdriver uses) and some downstream tech.
Yes, more or less. If you actually want to use it with Stackdriver, you can find out more about installing the agents here . The instructions are quite extensive, but there's a packaged version you can install . Most of the stuff there is about setting up verything to feed the data out to Stackdriver, from what I can tell. For your purposes though, you could probably use the collectd fork from Stackdriver, or just regular collectd and point it wherever you want, then read out that information. I'm not arguing that we or Stackdriver couldn't do this and offer it as a feature, by the way, just giving you some resources in case you want to have a DIY version. :)
That's a great idea! Do you mean this one?
I didn't know this existed... what a beautiful tool! I definitely think I could put something together with this. Thanks for showing it to me :)