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Request support for Oracle Fusion Middleware Versions - 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.4

Request to support Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.4 Currently tracing shows "Source not monitored by Instana" for 80% of the SOAP calls.
3 days ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Needs more information

Provide enhancements to Span batching

Request to provide enhancements to Span batching. 1. Currently there is no option to disable batching. Request for an option to disable it. 2. Spans are batched based on some preconditions. If the spans pass the conditions, they are batched. In ca...
3 days ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 2 Needs more information

Spring Batch Tracing

We are trying to gather traces from Spring Batch applications running as steps in an Argo workflow. The applications may start processing before the Instana agent has discovered and instrumented the JVM. We need a method to effectively trace Sprin...
15 days ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Submitted

Capture custom HTTP request headers for outgoing calls

Background/Context We have a strong need to track http request headers on outgoing calls as part of detailed monitoring of a 3rd party integration. Feature request Support HTTP request headers for exit spans. In our case we need this for the follo...
6 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Tracing through Ivory & CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) with Instana

SOAP endpoints running in CICS are recognised in Instana as endpoints only when served through an Ivory Server and the CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG). Native CTG tracing should provide insights required to expose endpoints as Service entities in I...
8 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Numeric span tag data type support for custom traces

In its current implementation all custom tag data are treated as string data and filter by the related operators (is present, equals, not present, contains etc). Please see a screenshot of the existing operators available for custom tags via the I...
9 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Enable custom Instana SDK instrumentation on an individual pod

Adding custom spans to Java applications using the Instana SDK requires configuration on the agent. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=references-configuration-based-java-trace-sdk#example When the Instana agent is dep...
22 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Monitor external https endpoints

There are components /services in an application which do some calls to external http based services. I can see this calls in the analyze trace view. Is there a possibillity to get an aggregated view how this external service performs? In e.g. App...
12 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Manually deleting specific traces from an application

We had a security incident at Instana, we found sensitive data in the traces of an authentication application. We are looking for a way to manually delete these special traces.
about 1 month ago in Instana / SRE / Tracing 0 Submitted

Disabling instrumentation for a specific pod and jdbc connection

Hi, We request you the possibility to disable tracing for an specific pod or for any specific jdbc connection. Right now the only wat to disable tracing for a pod is by doing ignore processes. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/curr...
28 days ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Submitted