The APM integration loads default ingest node pipelines into Elasticsearch. These pipelines preprocess and enrich APM documents before indexing them. For example, a pipeline might define one processor that removes a field, and another that renames a field.
Pipelines can be used to ensure data security by removing or obfuscating sensitive information. See data security for an example.
View or edit a default pipelineedit
To view or edit a default pipelines in Kibana,
select Stack Management / Ingest Pipelines.
See ingest node pipelines for more information.