The Go agent supports cross application tracing (CAT). Cross application tracing links transactions between APM-monitored app, which is vital for applications implementing a service-oriented or microservices architecture.
Distributed tracing is now available. Distributed tracing is an improvement on cross application tracing and is recommended for large, distributed systems.
You can enable or disable cross application tracing in the Go agent by using the
CrossApplicationTracer.Enabled configuration flag.
Even with cross application tracing enabled, you'll need to make sure your application follows a few simple conventions when responding to HTTP(s) requests, making its own HTTP(s) requests, or creating its own transactions.
New Relic also offers distributed tracing. Distributed tracing is an improvement on cross application tracing and is recommended for large, distributed systems.
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- Browse the Explorers Hub to get help from the community and join in discussions.
- Find answers on our sites and learn how to use our support portal.
- Run New Relic Diagnostics, our troubleshooting tool for Linux, Windows, and macOS.
- Review New Relic's data security and licenses documentation.