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re-occurring maintenance window

It appears the only way to set maintenance windows (to suppress alerts) is to setup a maintenance window but it only allows specific dates and times. Our maintenance windows are set by day of week and time (regardless of specific date). For exampl...
8 days ago in Instana / Alert 1 Planned for future release

WAS/JBoss heap size alerting

We would like the ability to have events, so that we can alert, on the heap size of both Websphere and JBOSS JVM's so that we can be alerted if the size approaches the maximum amount.
8 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Include Custom TAGS to Events Rest WEB API

Support to tag creation on events API in order to create synthetic events based on contextual information, similar to trace tags. Widgets be capable of filter events based on tags sent by event API. Attached image describe a sample of event API us...
3 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Relative deviation for custom events metrics

There should be a functionality to define the relative deviation instead of absolute deviation when creating custom events. For example, when we create a new custom event for "Entity - Application" and "Metric - Call count", we don't want to choos...
12 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

CustomEvents: Add posibility to constrain to specific daytime

We would suggest to add a possibility to activate some events only for specific time windows. E.g .if you have a rule to check the traffic for a service and this service is only used during business hours you would not get false alarms if the traf...
12 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

SLO based alerts

We think it should be possible to create alerts based on defined SLIs and SLOs. Currently, it's not possible to alert if something is consuming an available error budget too fast over a certain time or that we consumed the error budget already com...
4 months ago in Instana / Alert / SLO/SLI (STAN) 0 Planned for future release

Trigger alert from offline event only if there was no restart after a configurable amount of time

Currently, if I create an alert based on an offline event, the alert will immediately be triggered when the entity goes offline. Often an entity is only restarted, so if an alert is generated that would be a false alert. Instead it should be possi...
14 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Add customizable columns to the event page

It would be nice to have customizable columns on the events list.
15 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Override the Entity in the Event SDK

We are using event sdk within our OpenShift environment. https://www.instana.com/docs/api/agent/#event-sdk-web-service We are able to trigger events from within a pod, but they come in listed as an entitytype of Host. We would like these events to...
15 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Alert on agents

We need to create an alert when there is a significant drop in the number of agents, currently there is one alert per agent. This will allow us to react quickly on our side in case of a significant loss of agents
2 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Planned for future release