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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on-premises, containers, cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

  • Cloud Pak for Network Automation - including Orchestration and Performance Management

  • Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps - including Netcool Operations Management portfolio

  • Edge Application Manager

  • IBM Observability with Instana

  • ITM-APM Products - including IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8

  • Workload Automation - including Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - including Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM


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Source address to traces/calls

It would be great to have some kind of source information always visible for traces/calls. However it is not always feasible to have the source application instrumented, or even to have an Instana-agent installed on the source host/node. Could...
2 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Turbonomic VLAN ID Merge and Mapping for vCenter portgroups with different names but same VLAN IDs

Our superclusters are spread between two VDS within vCenter, 1 for our legacy 10gbe network and the other for our 25gbe ACI network. vCenter requires the port group names to be unique and the unique naming is preventing Turbonomic from merging the...
8 days ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 3 Planned for future release

Custom URL Tool with UserID

Want to be able to create a customer URL tool that also shows the userID of the user that clicks on the customer URL tool. The current documentation was incorrect as it was using cookies as follows: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/networkmanager/4.2.0...
3 days ago in Tivoli Network Manager 0 Submitted

Allow Instana data source in Grafana to "Skip TLS verify" when using proxy

The Instana plugin in Grafana doesn't work if you use the proxy mode and the Instana on-prem uses a self signed certificate. You get this error message:Proxy request failed" err="x509: certificate signed by unknown authority" Most other data sourc...
34 minutes ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted

Improve reliability of sending data to Instana

We have been observing regular connection failures (about 100 within a week for about a dozen services), when the Node agent was attempting to send data to the Instana servers. The error message was often related to timeouts: Error received while ...
about 21 hours ago in Instana / Node 1 Submitted

Display and warn of certificate expiry in the Turbo UI

Many of the cases that are opened with Turbo are due to Turbo no longer working and quite often that is due to expired certificates. Normally it is the Kubernetes certificate which has expired, but also the SSL certificate can expire. It would be ...
1 day ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Authentication & Security 0 Submitted

Log4Net & SeriLog missing tags

Instana's log monitoring supports several very useful default tags, some of these tags are sadly not filled in for the popular .NET (Framework) logging frameworks, see below. Please fill these tags such that we can actually use the log monitoring,...
2 days ago in Instana / .NET / Azure 0 Submitted

Turbonomic (Cloud) integration with Microsoft Azure Client/Custom Policies

We define policies in Microsoft Azure to provide subscription management for Virtual Machine size limitations. Turbonomic cannot currently read custom Azure policy and will therefore recommend, and attempt, to resize certain VM sizes. These Turbon...
17 days ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Policies 0 Under review

Allow empty column in WebGUI View for UTC fields with value 0

This RFE was suggested since we could not find a solution for case TS011100966. We have added an UTC field to alerts.status, which remains empty most of the time (i.e., equal to 0). When displaying this column in Event Viewer, the value 0 is conve...
22 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Ability to customize & create banners in IWO

A tiny customizable banner at the top of the page would allow us to inform users when we have planned actions. It would also allow us to provide helpful information, such as if there is a temporary outage or data is missing, etc.
2 days ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 0 Submitted