The easiest way to get started with Elastic APM is by using our hosted Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud. The Elasticsearch Service is available on AWS, GCP, and Azure, and automatically configures APM Server to work with Elasticsearch and Kibana.
Hosted Elasticsearch Serviceedit
Skip managing your own Elasticsearch, Kibana, and APM Server by using our hosted Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud.
Install and manage the stack yourselfedit
If you’d rather install the stack yourself, first see the Elastic Support Matrix for information about supported operating systems and product compatibility. We recommend you use the same version of Elasticsearch, Kibana, and APM Server.
Quick start with Dockeredit
If you’re interested in Elastic APM and want a quick and easy development environment to try things out, see Quick start development environment.