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Agent configuration file should support more alternative solutions to hide clear text passwords than HashiCorp Vault.

Security teams in enterprise customers are not approving passwords to be stored in clear text format in agent configuration yaml file. According to the current documentation of Instana, only solution provided to this issue is HashiCorp Vault (http...
11 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Instana tracing supporting envoy >= 1.22

We want to upgrade to envoy 1.22 but as of yet instana does not provide tracing for this version. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-envoy-distributed-tracing-binaries#envoy-115-and-later
21 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Under review

Group nodes of a redis cluster in service view

We're using redis-cluster to run redundant scaleable redis services. However calls traced by java instrumentation are not mapped to a redis-cluster but to a specific redis instance. This means that redis calls for a specific redis cluster are dist...
28 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Add (java) context to logs

We're currently writing java logs with logback/slf4j. Using the logstash ArgumentsJsonProvider in our logback.xml this allows us to extend the log message with context information like stack_traces, logger_name, log level but also custom informati...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Logging / Tracing 0 Submitted

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.
about 2 months ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 2 Future consideration

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...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Java / Python / Tracing 0 Future consideration

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...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Needs more information

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...
about 2 months 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...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Support for MicroProfile

We have microservices built on Eclipse MicroProfile would like to get this supported as well in Instana. MicroProfile provides standard implementations for metrics, tracing and health checks. We are using Payara Micro but also plan to use Quarkus.
2 months ago in Instana / Sensor / Tracing 0 Future consideration