You may not see data flow into the Elastic Stack right away; that’s normal. The addition of a pod annotation does not trigger an automatic restart. Therefore, existing pods will will not be effected by the APM Attacher. Only new pods—as they are created via the natural lifecycle of a Kubernetes deployment—will be instrumented. Restarting pods you’d like instrumented manually will speed up this process, but that workflow is too specific to individual deployments to make any recommendations.