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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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ITM SQL Agent should optimize the SQL Server plan cache usage.

Problem is that currently plans are created for every query ( samples in attached document ) that means overhead in creating a lot of plans only used once and a waste of plan cache memory.That could be optimized to reduce the plan cache memory.
13 days ago in ITM-APM Products 0 Under review

Option to disable the fragmentation of tables present under tempdb database

Related to PMR case number TS008818511 The problem is locking on the “tempdb” due to checking the fragmentation of a table or view Per customer requirement, the data collection of only fragmentation should be skipped for tempdb database.
13 days ago in ITM-APM Products 0 Under review

TNCM support for googles gNMI protocol for device configuration

being able to use gNMI protocol for device configuration, one of the customer VF Corp is looking for this support to replace CA configuration Manager
13 days ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Needs more information

Need to Implement Strong encryption/encoding mechanism

The application uses weak base 64 encoding for sensitive parameters. Base 64 encoding can be easily decoded and the sensitive details can be seen in clear text. It is recommended to implement strong encryption/encoding mechanism by the security team.
14 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

Turn on Ruby AutoProfiling via the ruby-sensor gem

As you can imagine we run many containers within our infrastructure and we want to be able to turn on https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/obi/current?topic=processes-configuring-profiling#ruby. However, as you are probably aware this comes with a performa...
15 days ago in Instana / Ruby / Python / Go 0 Submitted

Add Active Directory referral support to TEMS SDS client

Enables customers to benefit from the TEMS SDS security client for validating both the TEMS & TEPS login credentials where Active Directory is configured to use the LDAP referral feature. Currently the LDAP referral feature is not supported i...
15 days ago in ITM-APM Products 0 Under review

Provide Kubernetes Persistent Volume and Persistent Volume Claim built-in metrics and Events

Provide Kubernetes Persistent Volume (PV) and Persistent Volume Claim (PVC) built-in metrics and Events. PV/PVC metrics are essential to monitoring applications storge, however, Instana doesn't provide built-in metrics nor Events to cover the stor...
15 days ago in Instana Core / Kubernetes 0 Submitted

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

API Filter for tenants in the integration with grafana

Configuring the Metric API as a Grafana data source Last Updated: 2022-02-24 The Monitoring component provides an API that enables metrics to be accessed using a subset of the PromQL query language. This API provides access to all metrics that a...
19 days ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Not under consideration

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