Our Go agent auto-instruments your code so you can start monitoring your Go language apps and microservices. You can use our launcher, or follow the instructions in this document to complete a basic Go agent installation.
If you don't have one already, create a New Relic account. It's free, forever.
Compatibility and requirements
The Go agent requires Golang 1.17 or higher on Linux, macOS, or Windows. For more information, see Go agent compatibility and requirements.
Install the Go agent
In order to install the Go agent, you need a . Then, to install the agent:
From github.com/newrelic/go-agent, use your preferred process; for example:bash$go get github.com/newrelic/go-agent/v3/newrelic
github.com/newrelic/go-agent/v3/newrelicpackage in your application.import github.com/newrelic/go-agent/v3/newrelic
Initialize the Go agent by adding the following in the
mainfunction or in an
initblock:app, err := newrelic.NewApplication(newrelic.ConfigAppName("Your Application Name"),newrelic.ConfigLicense("YOUR_NEW_RELIC_LICENSE_KEY"))
Instrument web transactions by wrapping standard HTTP requests in your app code. For example:http.HandleFunc(newrelic.WrapHandleFunc(app, "/users", usersHandler))
Instrument other transactions you want to monitor.
Optional: Instrument segments for an extra level of timing detail.
Compile and deploy your application.
View your app's data in New Relic
Wait a few minutes for your application to send data to New Relic. Then, check your app's performance in the APM UI. If no data appears within a few minutes, follow the troubleshooting tips.
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Keep your agent up to date
To take full advantage of New Relic's latest features, enhancements, and important security patches, keep your app's Go agent up to date.