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Elastic APM consists of four components: APM agents, the Elastic APM integration, Elasticsearch, and Kibana. Generally, there are two ways that these four components can work together:
APM agents on edge machines send data to a centrally hosted APM integration:
Or, APM agents and the APM integration live on edge machines and enroll via a centrally hosted Elastic Agent: