Manage your APM Server

For deployments that are version 6.3 and later, you have the option to add an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Server to your deployment. APM allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time, turning that data into documents stored in the Elasticsearch cluster. The APM data is automatically available in Kibana for your searching and visualizing needs. For more information regarding Elastic APM, see www.elastic.co/solutions/apm.

From the deployment APM page you can also:

  • Get the URL to complete the agent configuration.
  • Use the elastic credentials to go to the APM area of Kibana. Step by step instructions to configure a variety of agents are available right in Kibana. After that, you can use the pre-built, dedicated dashboards and the APM tab to visualize the data that is sent back from the APM Agents.
  • Reset the secret token.

    Important

    Resetting the token disrupts your APM service and restarts the server. When the server restarts, you’ll need to update all of your agents with the new token.

  • Access the APM logs and metrics.
  • Stop and restart your APM Server.
  • Upgrade your APM Server version if it is out of sync with your Elasticsearch cluster.
  • Fully remove the APM Server, delete it from the disk, and stop the charges.