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PINNED Distribute the Instana kubectl plugin with Krew
Krew is a popular open source plugin manager for the kubectl command-line tool maintained by the Kubernetes SIG CLI community. The tool helps to discover, install, and update kubectl plugins by offering a centralised plugin repository. The usage o...
PINNED Self hosted backed on Docker, Support for RHEL 9.x
According to support matrix RHEL 9.x is not supported for self hosted backed installations. However vast majority of customers are using RHEL 9.x RHEL 9.x OS support required for Instana self hosted backend

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Self-Monitoring Instana with Instana - Document Instana custom metrics

(Self-Hosted) Instana instances can be fully monitored using Instana. If you know which metrics (custom metrics in Instana) to look out for when workload or resources change. Instana should provide up-to-date documentation of internal custom metri...
11 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Future consideration

New Logging feature available for docker-based on-prem installation

According to this: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=premises-installing-instana-backend-kubernetesopenshift#61-logging-beta it is only possible to enable this if using the Operator.Could we please document how to set...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Logging / Self Hosted 4 Not under consideration

Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution

First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Metric Store / Self Hosted 1 Future consideration

OpenSearch Support

As an user of the Self Hosted Instana Backend/Datastore, it would be beneficial to be able to replace ElasticSearch with OpenSerach (Interpropability of ES and OS). OpenSearch is available as a managed service on AWS or as K8s operator (https://gi...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

Mutliple small Raw-Span PVCs instead of one large PVC

Answer: Use S3-comptabile object storage https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=openshift-api-reference#s3config for rawSpans to scale PVC limits We get the pvc from an external ceph cluster to openshift cluster. With 1000...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 5 Not under consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 4 Is a defect

Support for podman on RHEL8 for Self-hosted backend server

At this point, we are not planning to add support for hosting the Instana backend with podman. The RHEL 8 docker package has been replaced by the container-tools module in RHEL 8 and some customers do not want to install docker-ce for RHEL 8 for t...
over 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 12 Not under consideration

Configuration of Access and Error Logs Retention and Size Policies for Nginx in Instana

Currently, the access and error logs generated by Nginx in Instana are stored under /var/log/instana/nginx and can occupy significant disk space. However, there is no way to configure retention and size policies for these logs, which can lead to s...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 5 Future consideration

Instana running within an OCP cluster that has both Power and x86 worker nodes.

Customer is currently running Docker based Instana within a OCP cluster comprised of Power master and worker nodes. They plan to upgrade to OCP v4.16 when it's released in June/July and add x86 worker nodes. At that point their 2 OCP clusters will...
13 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted

Review default resources for Instana standard

Dear Colleagues, we tried to install Standard Instana in production and demo modes on bare metal server in IBM Cloud and faced issues with logging to Instana backend: * TLSv1.3 (OUT), TLS handshake, Client hello (1):* OpenSSL SSL_connect: SSL_ERRO...
19 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Under review