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Pinned ideas

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.

All ideas

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Compliance scripting helper - getXpathConfig

Requesting a new Compliance Scripting helper 'String getXpathConfig(String xpath)' that returns configuration under a given xpath from modeled config.
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Couldn't extract "Spool List Recipient" details from r3tool

Unable to extract "Spool List Recipient" details from r3tool. When we define email ID for a SAP job , this detail is missing when we take the back of that job using r3tool.But when we define the email ID for the step information in "Spool Request"...
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 5 Future consideration

Improved monitoring of TNPM

Improved monitoring of TNPM data processing. Monitoring via ITM of all data processing should be available (including summaries and BHs), partition maintenance etc.
almost 9 years ago in Cloud Pak for Network Automation / Performance 3 Not under consideration

Network Manager - MIB, AOC updates for Juniper

Juniper issued an update to their device inventory mib (JUNIPER-CHASSIS-DEFINES-MIB) in June 2017. First update since 2010. Reflects new device models. This request is to have the MIB updated within the Network Manager distributions, along with up...
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Future consideration

Compliance scripting helper - getHardwareSummary

Compliance scripting - Along side of getNativeConfig() looking for getHardwareSummary()
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Need IWS MQ Request/Response to be able to match remote application behavior

The current design of the IWS MQ Plugin for the Request/Response action expects the remote application to reply with the message id from the request on the correlation id of the response. We need the IWS MQ Plugin enhanced to be able to match the ...
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Future consideration

Treat N/A as valid success criteria for Report Distribution Status on PeopleSoft Connector job submissions.

The IWS for applications connector does not recognize N/A as a valid completion status for Report Distributions.
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

IWSz Specific Dashboard

A product provided Dashboard specific to the IWSz end to end environment should be provided with the product
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

Meaning of Unknown for Shadow-Resources should be available

Currentlywhen all its members had been failed or unknown shadow equivalencies are considered as offline.It should be considered online to prevent complete service down-times.
about 9 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 2 Not under consideration

NSM URI to list Services by description

GET nsm/service/description/*searchString* should return matching Services. The searchString should be a minimum of N characters and can contain only [A-Za-z0-9 @-_]
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration