Set up the APM appedit

APM is available via the navigation sidebar in Kibana. If you have not already installed and configured Elastic APM, the Setup Instructions in Kibana will get you started.

Installation instructions on the APM page in Kibana

Load the index patternedit

Index patterns tell Kibana which Elasticsearch indices you want to explore. An APM index pattern is necessary for certain features in the APM app, like the query bar. To set up the correct index pattern, simply click Load Kibana objects at the bottom of the Setup Instructions.

Setup index pattern for APM in Kibana

To use a custom index pattern, adjust Kibana’s settings or use the Kibana API.

Next stepsedit

No further configuration in the APM app is required. Install an APM Agent library in your service to begin visualizing and analyzing your data!