As you may already know Apache CXF has been offering a simple but effective support for tracing CXF client and server calls with HTrace since 2015.
What is interesting about this feature is that it was done after the DevMind attended to Apache Con NA 2015 and got inspired about integrating CXF with HTrace.
You'll be glad to know this feature has now been enhanced to get the trace details propagated to the logs which is the least intrusive way of working with HTrace though should you need more advanced control, CXF will help, see this section for example.
CXF has also been integrated with Brave. That should do better for CXF OSGI users. The integration work with Brave 4 is under way now.