General configuration optionsedit

Example config file:

apm-server:
  hosts: ["localhost:8200"]
  rum:
    enabled: true

output:
  elasticsearch:
    hosts: ElasticsearchAddress:9200

queue.mem.events: 4096

max_procs: 4
Note

If you are using an X-Pack secured version of Elastic Stack, you need to specify credentials in the config file before you run the commands that set up and start APM Server. For example:

output.elasticsearch:
  hosts: ["ElasticsearchAddress:9200"]
  username: "elastic"
  password: "elastic"

Configuration options: apm-server.*edit

hostedit

Defines the host and port the server is listening on. Use "unix:/path/to.sock" to listen on a unix domain socket. Defaults to localhost:8200.

max_header_sizeedit

Maximum permitted size of a request’s header accepted by the server to be processed (in Bytes). Defaults to 1048576 Bytes (1 MB).

read_timeoutedit

Maximum permitted duration for reading an entire request. Defaults to 30 seconds.

write_timeoutedit

Maximum permitted duration for writing a response. Defaults to 30 seconds.

shutdown_timeoutedit

Maximum duration in seconds before releasing resources when shutting down the server. Defaults to 5 seconds.

max_event_sizeedit

Maximum permitted size of an event accepted by the server to be processed (in Bytes). Defaults to 307200 Bytes.

Configuration options: generaledit

max_connectionsedit

Maximum number of TCP connections to accept simultaneously. Default value is 0, which means unlimited.

secret_tokenedit

Authorization token for sending data to the APM server. If a token is set, the agents must send it in the following format: Authorization: Bearer <secret-token>. The token is not used for RUM endpoints. By default, no authorization token is set.

It is recommended to use an authorization token in combination with SSL enabled. Read more about Securing APM Server and the secret token.

capture_personal_dataedit

If true, APM Server captures the IP of the instrumented service and its User Agent if any. Enabled by default.

expvar.enablededit

When set to true APM Server exposes golang expvar. Disabled by default.

expvar.urledit

Configure the url to expose expvar. Defaults to debug/vars.

instrumentation.enablededit

Enables self instrumentation of the APM Server itself. Disabled by default.

register.ingest.pipeline.enablededit

Loads pipeline definitions to Elasticsearch on APM Server startup. Defaults to false.

register.ingest.pipeline.overwriteedit

Overwrites existing pipeline definitions in Elasticsearch. Defaults to true.

Configuration options: queue.mem.*edit

Data is buffered in a memory queue before it is published to the configured output. queue.mem.* settings modify the queue behavior.

eventsedit

Maximum number of events the memory queue can buffer. Read more about how this setting can be used for tuning data ingestion. Default value is 4096.

flush.min_eventsedit

Hints the minimum number of events stored in the queue, before providing a batch of events to the outputs. A value of 0 (the default) ensures events are immediately available to be sent to the outputs.

flush.timeoutedit

Maximum duration after which events are available to the outputs, if the number of events stored in the queue is < min_flush_events. Default value is 1 second.

Configuration options: max_procsedit

max_procsedit

Sets the maximum number of CPUs that can be executing simultaneously. The default is the number of logical CPUs available in the system.