My current usage of the Elastic stack requires that I keep the files needed to run Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana in a zipped file. When someone wishes to use my deployment they simply unzip it and run a batch script which starts ELK through their respective batch files.
With the addition of Xpack to the Elastic stack in release 6.3.0 I want to take advantage of the APM features. I am unsure if I am able to include the features without installing it as a service. Can APM fit into my use case?