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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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Smart Alerts for Infrastructure and Kubernetes.

I can configure the smart alerts on the Application. I cannot however configure the smart alert on the Infrastructure components. How can I achieve it? If it's not possible I would like to request this as a feature since it is quite a helpful feat...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Alert 0 Planned for future release

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

Remove or restrict ncw_admin role that is required for Scope Based Event Grouping

As per IBM documentation, ncw_admin role from Netcool/OMNIbus WebGUI has to be granted to the users who want to use Scope Based Event Grouping. However, this provides higher privileges to the users unnecessarily. It allows users to update/modify s...
29 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

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

support NodeJS PrismaORM or the DB dependencies thereof

Instana currently does not auto discover DB queries made to MySQL through the PrismaORM package (https://www.prisma.io/). Presumably it's not Prisma that needs to be instrumented, but rather the DB Driver it uses (MariaDB?).
about 2 months ago in Instana Core 0 Submitted

Containerization of TEP/TEPS into a Docker container using IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX).

Containerization of TEP/TEPS into a Docker container using IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) replacing TEP/TEPS Windows or Linux servers. Benefit: zCX enables applications to communicate with native z/OS applications over high speed virtual IP...
about 1 year ago in ITM-APM Products 1 Planned for future release

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

TLS support in CA Spectrum (CORBA) probe

TLS 1.2/1.3 protocol to be used between CA Spectrum and the CORBA probe. We requires all data to be encrypted in-transit for the connection probe-to-datasource connection (Spectrum connection). This data encryption in-transit is required by bankin...
5 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Planned for future release

Additional detailed logging in the Netcool OMNIbus Gateway for TSRM

Please enhance the gateway logging to provide a performance summary, such as create/update statistics per IDUC cycle and other related details. This is already a feature of the JDBC Gateway.
3 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review