Configuration fileedit

To configure APM Server, you can also update the apm-server.yml configuration file.

For rpm and deb, you’ll find the configuration file at /etc/apm-server/apm-server.yml. There’s also a full example configuration file at /etc/apm-server/apm-server.reference.yml that shows all non-deprecated options. For mac and win, look in the archive that you extracted.

See the Beats Platform Reference for more about the structure of the config file.

  host: localhost:8200

    hosts: ElasticsearchAddress:9200

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:

  hosts: ["ElasticsearchAddress:9200"]
  username: "elastic"
  password: "elastic"

If you plan to use the sample Kibana dashboards provided with APM Server, configure the Kibana endpoint:

  host: "localhost:5601"

Where host is the hostname and port of the machine where Kibana is running, for example, localhost:5601.


If you specify a path after the port number, you need to include the scheme and port: http://localhost:5601/path.

See Configuring APM Server for more configuration options.