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Enable distributed tracing for your Go applications

Read on to learn how to enable and set up distributed tracing for the New Relic's Go agent.

Enable distributed tracing

To enable distributed tracing for a Go application:

  1. Use Go agent configuration settings for the type of distributed tracing you want:
    • Standard distributed tracing
    • Infinite Tracing
  2. Continue reading the transaction and request instrumentation guidelines below.


For help understanding the different types of agent distributed tracing, see How distributed tracing works.

Instrument transactions and HTTP requests

In order for distributed tracing to work optimally, your Go application must adhere to guidelines for the following scenarios:

For more details on using these, see the Go agent GitHub repo.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:

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