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Metrics Quick Start

This 3-step Quick Start series will help you get started with metrics using Elastic Cloud Service. You will learn how to stream, visualize, and analyze metrics. Paired with logs and APM traces, infrastructure metrics are a critical piece in creating unified observability of your ecosystem. Topics include what are metrics, streaming metrics to Elastic, and exploring metric data using Kibana.


Now it's your turn

Now that you've watched the Quick Start video, follow the steps below to practice what you've learned. If you don't have an Elastic Cloud instance, spin up a 14-day free trial.

  • Step 1

    1. Create a new Observability deployment on Elastic Cloud.
    2. Launch Kibana from the new deployment.
  • Step 2

    1. Download Elastic Agent.
    2. Stream your system metrics to Elastic.
  • Step 3

    1. Visualize your metrics data using the Metrics app.
    2. Explore built-in dashboards in Kibana.