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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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Provide user notification of unsupported cloud instance type

As CSPs release new instance types and the customer deploys them to their environment before Turbo has implemented support, notify the user of the unsupported instance types. This will ensure that the user knows that action generation is suppresse...
9 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Submitted

Numeric span tag data type support for custom traces

In its current implementation all custom tag data are treated as string data and filter by the related operators (is present, equals, not present, contains etc). Please see a screenshot of the existing operators available for custom tags via the I...
9 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Add the ability to click out of an "x-able" box by clicking in a greyed out part of the window

It'd be nice ux for you to be able to click in any of the grey areas and it'll close out the window you had open. the x still exists as another option to click out of a config window. if there are changes when a user clicks out of the window, then...
17 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 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

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

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

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

AWS Lambda ESM Support

Currently, the NodeJS instrumentation for AWS Lambda only supports CommonJS modules. As of earlier this year, AWS Lambda supports ES Modules which bring a variety of benefits. Because of this, we're having to manually trace NodeJS lambdas.
10 days ago in Instana / Node 0 Submitted

Include Custom TAGS to Events Rest WEB API

Support to tag creation on events API in order to create synthetic events based on contextual information, similar to trace tags. Widgets be capable of filter events based on tags sent by event API. Attached image describe a sample of event API us...
3 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus EIF SDK should support Windows Server 2022.

We plan to use Log File Agent & Netcool EIF SDK(posteifmsg) under Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Edition in Oct/2022. Log File Agent is supported now, but EIF SDK is not yet supported now. Please support EIF SDK for Windows Server 2022.
21 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review