The monitoring features for APM Server require Elasticsearch 6.5 or later.
To configure APM Server to collect and send monitoring metrics:
Create a user that has appropriate authority to send system-level monitoring
data to Elasticsearch. For example, you can use the built-in
apm_systemuser or assign the built-in
apm_systemrole to another user. For more information, see Setting Up User Authentication and Built-in Roles.
monitoringsettings in the APM Server configuration file. If you configured the Elasticsearch output and want to send APM Server monitoring events to the same Elasticsearch cluster, specify the following minimal configuration:
monitoring: enabled: true elasticsearch: username: apm_system password: somepassword
If you configured a different output, such as Logstash or you want to send APM Server monitoring events to a separate Elasticsearch cluster (referred to as the monitoring cluster), you must specify additional configuration options. For example:
- Configure monitoring in Kibana.
To verify your monitoring configuration, point your web browser at your Kibana
host, and select Monitoring from the side navigation. Metrics reported from
APM Server should be visible in the Beats section. When X-Pack security is enabled,
to view the monitoring dashboards you must log in to Kibana as a user who has the