Ensure logging Service is running


Stackdriver-logging agent or fluent-bit logging agent needs to be activated in order to export logs to Cloud Logging.


If neither stackdriver-logging nor fluent-bit service is running, the logs will not be exported to Cloud Logging.


Stackdriver-logging Agent
Run the following command to enable stackdriver-logging :

# systemctl start stackdriver-logging

Fluent-bit Logging
Run the following command to enable fluent-bit :

# systemctl start fluent-bit

Works for Both
Simply update the instance metadata to enable logging as follows:

# gcloud compute instances add-metadata <instance-name>
--zone <compute-zone>
--metadata google-logging-enabled=true

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