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Elastic APM

Tracetest fetches traces from Elasticsearch's default port 9200.


Examples of configuring Tracetest can be found in the examples folder of the Tracetest GitHub repo.

Configure Tracetest to Use Elastic APM as a Trace Data Store

Configure Tracetest to fetch trace data from Elasticsearch.

Tracetest uses Elasticsearch's default port 9200 to fetch trace data.

You need to know which Index name, Address, and credentials you are using.

The defaults can be:

  • Index name: traces-apm-default
  • Address: https://es01:9200
  • Username: elastic
  • Password: changeme

To configure Elastic APM you will need to download the CA certificate from the Docker image and upload it to the config under "Upload CA file".

  • The command to download the ca.crt file is: docker cp tracetest-elasticapm-with-elastic-agent-es01-1:/usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/ca/ca.crt .
  • Alternatively, you can skip CA certificate validation by setting the Enable TLS but don't verify the certificate option.

Need help configuring the OpenTelemetry Collector so send trace data from your application to Elastic? Read more in the reference page here.

Connect Tracetest to Elastic with the Web UI

In the Web UI, (1) open Settings and, on the (2) Configure Data Store tab, select (3) Elastic APM. If you are using Docker, as in the screenshot below, use the service name as the hostname with port 9200. Use http, or https if TLS is enabled.



Connect Tracetest to Elastic with the CLI

Or, if you prefer using the CLI, you can use this file config.

type: DataStore
name: Elastic Data Store
type: elasticapm
default: true
- https://es01:9200
username: elastic
password: changeme
index: traces-apm-default
insecureSkipVerify: true

Proceed to run this command in the terminal and specify the file above.

tracetest apply datastore -f my/data-store/file/location.yaml