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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

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

Support for GraalVM

We have plans to use GraalVM https://www.graalvm.org/ for some of our microservices. Especially for cloud native applications GraalVM is a very interesting project. Spring Boot is working on supporting GraalVM with spring-native project: https://g...
2 months ago in Instana / Sensor / Tracing 0 Future consideration

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

To be able to monitor Nginx and PHP for Windows

We would like to monitor Nginx and PHP on windows. But according to our checking, both Nginx and PHP for Windows is currently not supported. So, it would be great if you support Nginx and PHP soon to be able to monitor by Instana. Best Regards, Kh...
3 months ago in Instana / Sensor / Tracing 0 Future consideration

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

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

Capture custom HTTP response headers

Background and context A feature we use heavily with Instana is the ability to capture custom HTTP request headers. This gives us a great ability to analyse the data, slice and dice based on filters and groups on headers. A couple of simple exampl...
4 months ago in Instana / Tracing 3 Future consideration