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µAPM Quick Start Guide 🔗

As discussed in Key elements of SignalFx µAPM, SignalFx µAPM uses our Smart Gateway to implement NoSample™ Tail-Based Distributed Tracing and capture 100% of metrics for each unique span/operation and trace execution path (endpoint). Applications must be configured to report all trace spans to our Smart Agent, which then forwards them to the Smart Gateway. The steps for getting started with SignalFx µAPM are as follows.

  1. Deploy the Smart Gateway.
  2. Deploy the Smart Agent on all application hosts.
  3. Instrument your applications based on your language.

Once you have completed the deployment and instrumentation tasks, your traces will start to show up in the UI. For information about working with the µAPM screens and dashboards, see Using the µAPM User Interface.