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PINNED Support for Instana Backend on OpenShift
Openshift support is on our roadmap and definitely something we want to support at Instana. Beta is planned for Q2 and GA for Q3.

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Role based REST URI access privileges

Role based REST URI access privileges
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

NPI requires support for floating point poll data

Support the ability for the poller to store values in floating point.
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Planned for future release

Smart driver support for Cisco NCS5501-SE and NCS5502-SE

Need a smart driver for Cisco NCS5501-SE and NCS5502-SE (with file based feature)
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Planned for future release

ServiceTemplate should set user description on WorkItem

ServiceTemplate should pass the user description as it is onto WorkItem.
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 2 Future consideration

UOW execution order issue

UOW submitted first should run first from multiple UOWs of same priority against the same device
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Use month value

In IWS z/OS we can define run cycle limited on month. For instance we can define the 5/6/7 of january and March. This feature doesn't exist in IWS Distributed
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Relative time requirements for job repetition

Implement job repetitions to start/stop relative to other entities' start/stop. Initially, this can be simple, like just relative to the schedtime of a job stream. Later, it can be expanded to a more generic relative positioning concept, like star...
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

NSM to allow set WindowStart and WindowEnd

Allow to pass WindowStart and WindowEnd time to ServiceTemplate instance. The same shall be set to each WorkItem submitted by the Service. This facility is available in ITNCM EJB API
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Merge ordered commandsets in ServiceTemplate

Merge commandsets of same type and same order under 1 task in 1 UOW for any size of ClientParamLists.
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Using event rule, I would like the behavior of the jobmaxdurationexceededevt0.timestamp variable to display differently

Using event rules, I would like the behavior either modified or customer configurable to allow the following: jobmaxdurationexceededevt0.timestamp should only display the yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM format, not the current format. jobmaxdurationexceededevt0....
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration