APM agent php issue

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Kibana version: 8.4.1

Elasticsearch version: 8.4.1

APM Server version: 8.4.2

APM Agent language and version: PHP

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Original install method (e.g. download page, yum, deb, from source, etc.) and version:

Fresh install or upgraded from other version?

Is there anything special in your setup? For example, are you using the Logstash or Kafka outputs? Are you using a load balancer in front of the APM Servers? Have you changed index pattern, generated custom templates, changed agent configuration etc.

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pool www: [Elastic APM PHP Tracer] 2022-09-23 06:49:01.434659+00:00 [PID: 15772] [TID: 16382] [ERROR] [Backend-Comm] [backend_comm.c:251] [syncSendEventsToApmServer] Sending events to APM Server failed. URL: https://ip-10-0-0-131.ap-south-1.compute.internal:8200/intake/v2/events'. Error message: Couldn't connect to server'. Current process command line: `PHP-fpm: pool www'

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Hi Pragadeeswar Padmanaban,

Could you check the following if the issue is still active:

  • Is the url valid?
  • Did you set the secret_token properly?
  • Is there a firewall active? Port 8200 might be blocked internally


Hello Peter,

I have the same problem, here's some more info :

  • The url is valid and the 8200 port is open : I can curl my apm-server from my php server and get a response.
  • When the error occurs, there is nothing appearing in my apm-server's logs
  • I tried with 2 different apm-servers, one on a remote server with an API-key and one on a localhost apm-server with no API-key
  • Both apm servers already work with the java apm agent

Can you check the php_info(); contents to see if the url and secret_token is filled in?

Thank you for your quick reply !

I finally managed to retrieve some data. The connection problem is due to SELinux blocking the connection. A quick workaround is to use setenforce 0

Sadly, we can't use this workaround in production for obvious reasons, but now we know it's not a configuration problem.