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Anomaly detection on issues

When an unusual amount of issues have occured (for an entity) it would be good to assure this boils up somehow. I.e. if CPU usage or memory exhaustion happens more frequently than usual (on a host) the user should be able to be informed pro-active...
27 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Recalculate smart alert baseline via API

We're managing multiple instana backends via API configuration. This works for many configuration items. However it doesn't work for Smart Alerts with a daily or weakly seasonality. Seasonality differs per system. While it is possible to recalcula...
28 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Edit the evaluation granularity for a smart alert

The minimum evaluation granularity for a smart alert is limited at 5 mins, We need to change it so that we get alerts related to slow calls etc which may not persist for more than 5 minutes. Below is a real time scenario. When will a person be ale...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Configure Instana alert to edit/remove the existing signature from the body of the email alerts

The event alert email that we receive from Instana contains a default signature of "--- IBM Corporation c/o Instana, 71 S Wacker Drive, 7th floor, Chicago, IL 60606, USA ". There should be an option to change this signature to customized one as di...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Modify or Clone / Duplicate "builtin event"

The built event work in most of the cases but for some specific environment some values need to be adjust in order to avoid false positive. Instead of disabling the builtint and create a new one from scratch it would be nice to have a "clone fonct...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Official terraform support

We are managing all of our infra aspects as a code principle, because of that we would like to have instana terraform provider in order to create our alerts & dashboards as a code
about 1 month ago in Instana / Alert / Application perspectives / Extend Capabilities 0 Future consideration

Add alerting condition / Request Impact "Total Calls in Alert Scope" to smart alerts

Using smart alerts in Instana, we are currently able to define the absolute number of requests Impacted within the alerting condition (time threshold). See attachment 01 It is however in most cases much more relevant to set up a threshold for a to...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Add Smart Alerts to Mobile Real User Monitoring

Mobile User Monitoring is lacking the ability to alert on error conditions like: Latency of http requests Requests errors Low number of sessions opened High number of session opened Please consider to include the feature shortly.
about 2 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

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.
about 2 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

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...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Planned for future release