APM app settingsedit

You do not need to configure any settings to use the APM app. It is enabled by default.

APM Indicesedit

Index defaults can be changed in Kibana. Navigate to APM > Settings > Indices. Index settings in the APM app take precedence over those set in kibana.yml.

APM app settings in Kibana

General APM settingsedit

If you’d like to change any of the default values, copy and paste the relevant settings into your kibana.yml configuration file. Changing these settings may disable features of the APM App.


Set to false to disable the APM app. Defaults to true.

xpack.apm.ui.enabled logo cloud

Set to false to hide the APM app from the menu. Defaults to true.


Number of top transaction groups displayed in the APM app. Defaults to 1000.

xpack.apm.ui.maxTraceItems logo cloud

Maximum number of child items displayed when viewing trace details. Defaults to 1000.


Index name where Observability annotations are stored. Defaults to observability-annotations.

apm_oss.indexPattern logo cloud

The index pattern used for integrations with Machine Learning and Query Bar. It must match all apm indices. Defaults to apm-*.

apm_oss.errorIndices logo cloud

Matcher for all error indices. Defaults to apm-*.


Matcher for all onboarding indices. Defaults to apm-*.

apm_oss.spanIndices logo cloud

Matcher for all span indices. Defaults to apm-*.

apm_oss.transactionIndices logo cloud

Matcher for all transaction indices. Defaults to apm-*.


Matcher for all metrics indices. Defaults to apm-*.


Matcher for all source map indices. Defaults to apm-*.