GCP Idle VM Instance

Rule Description

Rule Code: GCP-VM-Idle

Identify and consider to remove any VM instances with low CPU utilization.

The average CPU utilization has been less than 1% for the last 7 days.


Step 01: Sign in to GCP Management Console. Select the GCP Project that you need to examine. Navigate Compute Engine - VM instances.

Step 02: Select GCP VM that you need to examine. In the Monitoring, follow these steps as below:

Click on the CPU Utilization (Percent) usage graph to verify the instance CPU usage for the last 7 days.

Verify if the average usage (percent) has been less than 1

Step 03: Repeat steps to verify the CPU available in the last 7 days for the other VM instances in the current region.

Step 04: Switch to the other GCP regions and follow the same above audit process.