Setup APM distributed tracing to work with kafka and multiple node services

Hi there,

I currently have a micro-services architecture composed of NodeJS micro-services and Spring-boot micro-services. The services are communicating synchronously via Rest and asynchronously via Kafka messages.

While the HTTP communication is fully covered by the Elastic APM - the Kafka communication is not covered at all - not the nodeJs agent and neither Java agent.

Does anyone know how to make it works?

Hi @Elhen15,

Kafka support has been added recently to the Java agent :, but is not released yet.

Regarding NodeJS agent, I'm not familiar with it, but there are quite a few issues and references to kafka-node in the repository: which suggest there is at least partial support of it, do you use this client library or another one ?

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