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PINNED Configure maintenance flyouts
User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?
PINNED Instana Backend on ARM
Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.

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ASM 1.1.15: Columns in searchlist of Resource Manager should be sortable and filterable; sort by resource status needed

When we look into the page „Resource Management“ e.g. on Resource Groups, then after adding a search string, a table is shown with the resource groups found. Unfortunately this table is not sortable by any of its columns and also not filterable by...
1 day ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Submitted

Create API to purge data for a given agent/host

The agent on our Instana backend host got switched from Infrastructure mode to APM mode and cause the system to consume more than 100 GB of data over the course of just a few days. We switched it back off, but now we are stuck with all this data w...
33 minutes ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Submitted

Allow Turbo to recognize VMs agnostic to vCenter

We have vCenters broken out by availability zone, purpose, and data centers. We have regular movement between vcenters, as well as data centers for DC migrations. In these situations, we cannot use Turbo and the VMs lose all VM history when it's m...

HashiCorp integration with IWS for secure connection between DB and IWS master

There should be a way to intigrate HashiCorp with IWS .We saw security team in organation asking to use Hashicorp to secure the connection/authentication between IWS master and oracle database as we are using XML file to pass password/Username (ev...
2 days ago in Workload Automation 2 Future consideration

Monitoring K8s PVC Storage space

Hi! We need the ability to monitor storage in Kubernetes as per article: https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/storage/storage-capacity/ Instana Request #30622 was logged for additional documentation, but stated that it is not possible yet.
18 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1 Planned for future release

On agents, create the ability to only specify certain sensors instead of trying to implement all possible sensors

We've found that it's really difficult to blacklist certain agent sensors since there are so many different processes on developer workstations that run with .net or java. It starts to collect information on a lot of products and you have to spend...
9 days ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

APM ISM performance issue

When an APM ISM agent (on the Linux platform) has a large number of active profile elements (200, 300. etc.), after restarting the ISM agent, profile deployment, or any change of profile elements, the ISM agent takes a long time (2-3 hours) to con...
14 days ago in ITM/IBM APM 1 Under review

Allow CPUs to be resized based on core count (vs MHz) for Consistent Resize

Currently, consistent resize for HA pairs only recommends adjustment based on MHz. We have vms that are on different hardware, resulting in different recommendations for core count. We have internal requirements for our vms in the same HA group to...

Add resourceId to the actions api endpoint

Adding the resourceId to the actions api endpoint would be useful for users so that actions can be easily linked back to the azure resources that they are being taken on. This will also allow users to create savings reports where they can easily i...
16 days ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / APIs / Public Cloud IaaS / Public Cloud PaaS & DBaaS 1 Submitted

On the Application Dashboard, Provide Total Wait (Latency x Calls) in the dashboards. This would definitely could be added to the top services widget.

The App Dashboard doesn't really let you know what is the busiest service or endpoint that has the most wait. The calls let you know it's busy, but you don't know if it's a problem because it could be a really fast cached call. The latency is good...
9 days ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted