Aiohttp Server supportedit

Getting Elastic APM set up for your Aiohttp Server project is easy, and there are various ways you can tweak it to fit to your needs.


Install the Elastic APM agent using pip:

$ pip install elastic-apm

or add elastic-apm to your project’s requirements.txt file.


To set up the agent, you need to initialize it with appropriate settings.

The settings are configured either via environment variables, the application’s settings, or as initialization arguments.

You can find a list of all available settings in the Configuration page.

To initialize the agent for your application using environment variables:

from aiohttp import web

from elasticapm.contrib.aiohttp import ElasticAPM

app = web.Application()

apm = ElasticAPM(app)

To configure the agent using ELASTIC_APM in your application’s settings:

from aiohttp import web

from elasticapm.contrib.aiohttp import ElasticAPM

app = web.Application()

app['ELASTIC_APM'] = {
apm = ElasticAPM(app)


Once you have configured the agent, it will automatically track transactions and capture uncaught exceptions within aiohttp.

Capture an arbitrary exception by calling capture_exception:

    1 / 0
except ZeroDivisionError:

Log a generic message with capture_message:

apm.client.capture_message('hello, world!')

Performance metricsedit

If you’ve followed the instructions above, the agent has already installed our middleware. This will measure response times, as well as detailed performance data for all supported technologies.

due to the fact that asyncio drivers are usually separate from their synchronous counterparts, specific instrumentation is needed for all drivers. The support for asynchronous drivers is currently quite limited.

Ignoring specific routesedit

You can use the TRANSACTIONS_IGNORE_PATTERNS configuration option to ignore specific routes. The list given should be a list of regular expressions which are matched against the transaction name:

app['ELASTIC_APM'] = {
    # ...
    # ...

This would ignore any requests using the OPTIONS method and any requests containing /api/.

Supported aiohttp and Python versionsedit

A list of supported aiohttp and Python versions can be found on our Supported Technologies page.

Elastic APM only supports asyncio when using Python 3.7+