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  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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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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ISM protocols in Instana

We would like to add ISM functionalities from the ISM agent (ITM and APM) to the Instana. It is necessary for us to have these functionalities so we can propose to our current customers to transfer from the ITM/APM solutions to Instana. Several of...
2 months ago in Instana Core / Synthetic 1 Future consideration

We would like event rules to trigger off of object changes in the database and in the plan

We would like to allow application teams to perform updates in our production environment and we would like to have an event rule trigger when objects are updated in the database and/or in the plan and then send the following information either th...
6 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

Gateway for Message Bus (XML) should support replication of secondary tables

The gateway and probe for message bus is getting more and more important on all customer sites to receive alerts and to transfer ObjectServer data to external customer systems. Most customer implementations contain secondary tables which hold diff...
2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Under review

SmartModel driver for Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers

Requesting SmartModel driver for Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers
9 days ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 0 Future consideration

Topology Manager Observer for Ericsson Orchestrator

Customer RFP to replace Ericson CNEX is asking for a service assurance solution that includes events, performance and topology and the only missing part is topology.
about 2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Make Website Metrics available in SLO Widget

Make Websites metrics available in SLO Widgets. Stats like "First Contentful Paint", "Page Views", "Time to First Byte", and "OnLoad Time". Currently only Application perspectives are supported.
19 days ago in Instana / SLO/SLI (STAN) 0 Submitted

Alerting for license usage

Due to the new licensing terms and conditions an alert needs to exist which notifies if the current agent usage reaches the amount of purchased licenses. The alert should be customizable with an individual absolute or percentage based threshold.Th...
20 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 0 Submitted

Add support for SHA256 encryption for SNMPv3 discovery and polling in ITNM

We all need a good hash encryption algorithm in SNMPv3. SHA 1 is likely to be broken and all the NE vendors and security policies are moving to SHA2. We opened the case TS007203260 recently and we were told that SHA256 support is not planned for t...
7 months ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Future consideration

TSA MP supported for AWS

The purpose of this RFE is to request support of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on AWS. One of the IBM project teams at large customer needs an official support of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on AWS multi AZ environmen...
about 2 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 3 Needs more information

Need Security in the TEPS to work in the same way that it does from the 3270 enhanced

Hello, We need to have commands (should be covered by takeaction security elements) that need to get executed under the ID of the person logged on (the resolved ID if using user mapping). However, we then need situations to be executed under the t...
5 months ago in ITM-APM Products 1 Under review