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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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Additional job EVERY behaviour

A new job EVERY feature that makes a job rerun instance always run on its defined frequency, without being dependant on the ending of the previous instance. Now, a new job instance is created after the previous instance has ended. Sometimes multip...
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Add historical reporting features available on IWS to IWS on Cloud.

IWS on Cloud (SaaS) does not provide the historical reporting features available in the on-premise versions. The "historical reports" features should be available to SaaS customers too. The priority is on "job run history".
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Compliance housekeeping optimization

Compliance housekeeping job is not working efficiently in production due to which orphan records are created in EVALUATIONRESULT table. DB size is getting huge due to this which will result in potential failure of application This RFE is created f...
over 3 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

UI configuration option for case-insensitive username with LDAP

Currently, IBM Cloud Private only accepts case-sensitive usernames from LDAP. This is atypical and confusing for users as a result, especially if they're not even aware of how their username appears in the database. It can currently be configured ...
over 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Future consideration

Customizing the device icon status color in NCPGUI topology network views

We should also be able to highlight the device status using a different color on the device icon status for a specific alarm coming from the object server through the gateway.
over 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Future consideration

Capability to create custom roles in addition to the available standard roles

ICP is missing custom role creation option as per APIC 2018.4.1.0. It will give admins the flexibility to create the purposely build custom roles to cater the need of individual teams. Example: New role with the standard viewer plus access to t...
over 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Functionality already exists

IWS/IWA Filewatch JOBStream improvment

The client is using the Filewatch capabilities to manage input files coming from external partners/clients. During a normal day they need to manage the following situations: - No file received - a single file received - Multiple file received They...
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

IWS/IWA Export Import definition improvment

The client is re-using some utilities/services JOBS to manage repetitive operations. They defined it once and leveraging on variable usage they reuse this common JOBS within multiple applications with the same JOB or occurence name. This is creati...
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

NOI Network Health Dashboard does not support Load Balancer rul properly

This is happening on NOI 1.4.1.When launching Network Health Dashboard, the Percentage Availability Widget is not able to display data and it is showing Data retrieval error in our Environment. Further checking with IBM Support and found that it i...
over 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Future consideration

REST API only supports basic authentication

IWS REST API has basic authentication option only. which is not IBM security approved. Competitors like BMC COntrol-m provice REST APIs with more secure authentication like bearer authentication. the same must be provided on TWS's API.
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration