Go version 1.9 or greater.
The usage of the Go sensor requires a minimal amount of coding in your Go application. Please refer to github.com/instana/go-sensor for detailed instructions on how to activate the Go sensor.
There are two ways to configure the Go sensor:
The in-app configuration takes precedence over environment variables except for following settings:
INSTANA_SERVICE_NAMEallows to override the service name set in the code
INSTANA_DEBUGenables debug logs even if the app code configuration defines a higher logging level
INSTANA_AUTO_PROFILEenables continuous profiling with AutoProfile™
Refer to the Configure Network Access For Monitored Applications documentation to ensure that your instrumented applications can contact the Instana Host Agent.
Instana provides native wrappers for the following GoLang packages:
Manual tracing in Go works based on the OpenTracing API, and the data those produce get "translated" into Instana through a tracer and sent to the Instana backend. Refer to the Instana Go sensor OpenTracing documentation for details.
Instana provides deep end user monitoring that links server side traces with browser events to give you a complete view from server to browser.
See the Website Monitoring page for more details.
Note: This feature is currently in beta-testing.
AutoProfile™ generates and reports process profiles to Instana automatically and continuously. Learn more about profiles in Analyze Profiles section.
To enable AutoProfile™ add
EnableAutoProfile: true option in
instana.InitSensor(opt). For detailed instructions, see github.com/instana/go-sensor.
If you need to enable profiling for an app without code changes, set
INSTANA_AUTO_PROFILE=true env variable. Note that this value takes precedence and overrides any attempt to disable profiling from inside the application code.