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.
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The Go agent requires Golang 1.17 or higher on Linux, macOS, or Windows. For more information, see Go agent compatibility and requirements.
In order to install the Go agent, you need a New Relic license key. 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.
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