For deployments that are version 7.13 and later, you have the option to add a combined Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Server and Fleet 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. Fleet allows you to centrally manage Elastic Agents on many hosts.
As part of provisioning, the APM Server and Fleet Server are already configured to work with Elasticsearch and Kibana. At the end of provisioning, you are shown the secret token to configure communication between the APM Server and the backend APM Agents. The APM Agents get deployed within your services and applications.
From the deployment APM & Fleet page you can also:
- Get the URL to complete the APM agent configuration.
elasticcredentials 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.
elasticcredentials to go to the Fleet area of Kibana. Step by step instructions to download and install Elastic Agent on your hosts are available right in Kibana. After that, you can manage enrolled Elastic Agents on the Agents tab, and the data shipped back from those Elastic Agents on the Data streams tab.
Reset the APM secret token.
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 & Fleet logs and metrics.
- Stop and restart your APM & Fleet Server.
- Upgrade your APM & Fleet Server version if it is out of sync with your Elasticsearch cluster.
- Fully remove the APM & Fleet Server, delete it from the disk, and stop the charges.