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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 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...

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Authentication options

Since GitHub has been integrated and used in Instana, we can have GitHub as one of the authentication method in Instana. This process can avoid multiple AD/SSO configurations in tools/applications.
6 days ago in Instana / Access Control 1 Functionality already exists

Synthetic monitoring enhanced permission

Viewer permission will be able to view the Synthetic monitoring configuration details that may contain a username/password to login to the application. Request to create enhanced permission or set up additional HBAC permission for this?
7 days ago in Instana / Synthetic 3 Functionality already exists

Alert if Device does not respond to SNMP polling

Customer has faced instances where the monitored device is successfully discovered via SNMP but the SNMP daemon on the device freezes resulting in no successful SNMP polls while the device responds to ICMP. Customer wants to be notified when such ...
11 days ago in SevOne / Network Management System (NMS) 1 Functionality already exists

New filter - Savings/Investments less or more than xxx

It would be helpful insert a new filter in Turbonomic actions UI to find savings or investments in a specific range or less/more than a specific value.
about 1 month ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 1 Functionality already exists

we want to be able specify for Turbonomic to make recommendations on certain workloads based on more than a months data

we want to be able specify for Turbonomic to make recommendations on certain workloads based on more than a months data ie 2 months + so we can have more consistent lower usage from resources versus capacity
about 1 month ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM 1 Functionality already exists

Support for AWS Cognito User Pool Identity Provider (IdP)

We are in discussion with potential customers that want support for AWS Congnito User Pools. We already support several IdPs and this is a very popular one we currently don't support. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cognito/latest/developerguide/cogni...
2 months ago in Instana / Access Control 1 Functionality already exists

Monitoring of Custom Application Error Codes by Instana

The customer uses Instana for Unified Payment Interface application monitoring. They want to monitor error codes generated by UPI application by Instana.
3 months ago in Instana / Common 1 Functionality already exists

Instana email notification does not include status and other important fields for alert condition

Client has reported that the email content does not include alert payload e.g. threshold, metric, status. Lack of status field does not let client effectively use email notifications for additional processing of the event. Request is to add all al...
3 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Functionality already exists

PHP 8.3 support

PHP 8.3 was released on 23 Nov 2023. Instana only supports 8.2, see https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-php#supported-versions
5 months ago in Instana / PHP 1 Functionality already exists

Limit what files are copied per pod by instana-instrumentation-init

The typical duration of instana-instrumentation-init is 2 seconds. This becomes an issue during node consolidation and when pods are moved to a new node. I’ve analysed the reason for this slow performance, and it is likely due to the init containe...
5 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1 Functionality already exists