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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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Optimize in-line scripts in Symphony file

Hi I recently met a customer that is using in-line scripts significantly and has over 100K jobs a day. As a result of the fact that these in-line scripts are stored in the Symphony, the size of the Symphony is huge (>250 MB) which imposes some ...
almost 6 years ago in Workload Automation 3 Not under consideration

Workload Scheduler Console 9.3 - Persistent Sort

It would be nice if the sort function under 'Monitor Workload' was persistent between sessions. Or there was some way to bake the sort order into the Query line, so it could be saved for later.
almost 6 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Not under consideration

Notice link on ITNCM login page

A link required on ITNCM login page, where administrator can add messages on backend like ITNCM outage timings, client Java requirements etc.
almost 6 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Grouping multiple job streams during submit

Hi I've some across the requirement to submit a set of job streams (group) while maintaining the correct external follows dependencies. When doing this manually, this means that it should be done with great caution and in a correct order. What we ...
almost 6 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Planned for future release

REST URI to return diff of 2 configurations

Require new NSM REST URI that can return native diff and modeled diff of 2 configurations 1. Need new URI that returns differences in 2 native configurations E.g. nsm/configuration/nativediff/{config-id1}/{config-id2} 2. Need new URI that returns ...
almost 6 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Ability to export DBACCESS.SH query results to CSV file

Requesting ability to export /opt/IBM/tivoli/netcool/ncm/01/bin/utils/support/dbaccess.sh query results to CSV file
about 6 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Scheduling a Report from the DWC directly

TDWC Reports should have a button to schedule/automate the report into a job and stream (open new windows to add details of job name, stream name and schedule/rc)
about 6 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Not under consideration

Unusable ordered list of Job within the DWC Monitor Jobs table view

Defining a complex Job Streams with a clear sequence of Job execution and submitting it, you can easily monitor the Job sequence execution using the Job Stream graphical view in the Plan while the order is unpredictable and not usable if you refer...
about 6 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

allow job time dependency to be set relative to job stream input arrival to fix timezone DST issue

Allow job time dependencies to be set relative to the job stream input arrival time rather than from the Plan start time as it is currently. This is important for scheduling where the time zone of the workstation has different Daylight Savings tim...
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Not under consideration

Preserve comments in ITNM's config files

When saving changing to a configuration file via the Discovery Configuration GUI, custom comments within the header of the document are lost.
over 6 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Future consideration