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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 Re-Login URL Problem in IDP Enabled Backend
Hi, When a user logout from the IDP-enabled K8/OCP-based installation, it forwards the user to the base URL to which a user can't log in. So they need to change URL to tenant again. That behaviour creates confusion on the user side. Thank you.

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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...
1 day ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Submitted

Publication of API docs for the self-hosted k8s operator releases

API documentation for Docker-based self-hosted backends is available via https://$INSTANA_URL/docs/index.html.The customer would like to have the same for the Kubernetes operator self-hosted backend for each released version.Ticket: https://instan...
12 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 0 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...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Logging / Self Hosted 4 Not under consideration

Instana on OpenShift Route Flexibility

Hi, My customer has a question about Instana route definitions on OCP. Basically, they have an OCP console address like console-openshift-console.apps.ocpcluster.ibm.com. According to the document; - basedn URL should be like instana.apps.ocpclust...
17 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Under review

Enable HSTS by default on all user facing endpoints

Currently customer can enable HSTS for EUM by eum { hsts_enabled=true} on docker-based installations However this does not apply for 443 and 1444 (acceptor). Also check the Kubernetes Operator implementation.Can HSTS be enabled by default? What ar...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Needs more information

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?
2 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities / Self Hosted 0 Under review

Instana on Openshift to use default ingress certificate

Hi, We install instana on openshift on my customer environment, customer wants that instana to use default ingress certificate for itself and not give tls.key and tls.crt files again on instana installation on openshift container platform.Because ...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 0 Under review

Possibility to configure ulimits of instana containers (docker-based on-premise setup)

We recently had an issue with the max amount of open files per container. The Instana support told us, that there is currently no option to configure that. We'd love to configure that for specific containers in the settings.hcl file.
2 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Under review

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 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 12 Not under 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...
6 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Not under consideration