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.
Enable cross application tracing with Go
You can enable or disable cross application tracing in the Go agent by using the
CrossApplicationTracer.Enabled configuration flag.
Transaction and HTTP request guidelines with Go
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.
Get distributed tracing
New Relic also offers distributed tracing. Distributed tracing is an improvement on cross application tracing and is recommended for large, distributed systems.