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Metrics Quick Start

This Quick Start guide 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.


  • What are metrics?
  • Streaming metrics to Elastic
  • 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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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