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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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net-disco configuration shall be stored in PersistentVolumeClaims

as net-disco always needs some hotfixes and configuration changes, the changes shall survive a pod restart. Stitchers, disco configs, etc
3 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Under review

Allow to use *AND and *OR in Omegamon situations with reflex action.

Having *AND and *OR in formula for situation with reflex action is currently not allowed. Lack of flexibility in the product means that whenever we want to test on the same type of event for example multiple queues, we will – due to the fact tha...
about 2 months ago in ITM/IBM APM 1 Not under consideration

LDAP integration - automatic retrieve list of users and groups

It would be a useful feature that Instana, after the integration with LDAP, would automatically retrieve all users and groups from the LDAP according to the filter given in the LDAP configuration. This way administration of new users would be m...
5 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 3 Needs more information

Enhance List Widget to work with touch and mouse on devices with touchscreen

If a List Widget is loaded on any page of DASH, this List Widget will not show any Scrollbar, if opened on a browser on a device with touchscreen. So it is hard to use with mouse then. Other functionality as HTML-Links within SmartText Widget and ...
2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 2 Needs more information

Combine Azure volume scaling with VM scaling based on VM tags

What is the desired customer use case?: The customer would like from a policy to trigger the actions and execute the n actions at the same time (automatically/programmatically using API calls based on VM tags to select all the action related to o...
18 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Submitted

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.
5 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 6

Enrichment of the synthetic alerts (parents) with flags of the grouped alerts (children)

In the NOI version (1.6.4), the synthetic alerts (parents) are displayed WITHOUT (correlation) flags in the alerts views. This is very confusing, especially when the alerts are sorted. It would be useful to enrich the synthetic alerts (parents) wi...
27 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Secure files in /tmp/.instana

Original issue description: Our security policy does not accept files with permission to write and execute inside the directory "/tmp", as INSTANA creates this type of file in "/tmp/.instana" we have several issues of vulnerability. We verified in...
3 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Future consideration

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...
5 months ago in Instana / Synthetic 1 Future consideration

Problem to discover Serial Number, Manufacturer and vendor parameters for Tiesse devices

I'm trying to find the serial number, manifacture and vendor parameters of the Tiesse devices. I built the ad hoc agent but even if it does not give an error it does not extract the desired values.
3 months ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Needs more information