Elastic APM Tool for Application Performance Monitoring


Elastic APM helps you monitor overall application health and performance.


Elastic APM Tool

How to integrate the application with APM tool: elasticsearch, kibana, and apm-server

We will create a docker-compose file with the content below:

nano docker-compose.yml

The content file as below:

version: '3'
        image: docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch:6.6.1
          - "9200:9200"
        image: docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:6.6.1
          - "5601:5601"
          - elasticsearch
          image: docker.elastic.co/apm/apm-server:6.6.1
            - output.elasticsearch.hosts=["elasticsearch:9200"]
            - "8200:8200"
            - elasticsearch

Save and close that file.

Running the APM tool

docker-compose up -d
Elastic APM Tool for Application Performance Monitoring

The result is the picture below:

Elastic APM Tool for Application Performance Monitoring output

Now, We will start the application with the javaagent and point to apm-server URL

java -javaagent:/<path-to-jar>/elastic-apm-agent-<version>.jar \
     -Delastic.apm.service_name=my-application \
     -Delastic.apm.server_url=http://localhost:8200 \
     -Delastic.apm.secret_token= \
     -Delastic.apm.application_packages=<base package> \
     -jar <jar name>.jar

Note: apm.application_packages → package where the main class is present

Configuration steps on Kibana

  • Goto: http://localhost:5601 (http://localhost:5601/)
  • Click on Add APM
  • Scroll down and click on Check APM Server Status
  • Scroll down and click on Check agent status
  • Click on Load Kibana objects
  • Launch APM

APM is now ready and integrated with the service.


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