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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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Using event rule, I would like the behavior of the jobmaxdurationexceededevt0.timestamp variable to display differently

Using event rules, I would like the behavior either modified or customer configurable to allow the following: jobmaxdurationexceededevt0.timestamp should only display the yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM format, not the current format. jobmaxdurationexceededevt0....
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Kill Zombie Jobs: Add functionality to be able to recover from a corrupted Jobtable on an FTA

When an FTA crashes and gets a corrupted Jobtable and the Jobtable must be removed, jobs that were in EXEC status before the crash remain in EXEC state and take run slots against the server limit, and job stream limit if applicable, even after the...
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

Report showing last time discovered or stored per sensor.

Report showing last time discovered or stored per sensor.
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager 2 Not under consideration

TADDM should create IpDevice for ALL IPs that respond to ping

Expectations are that all active IPs will be detected by TADDM, and at a minimum IpDevice will be created. We have detected this is not happening today. Today, TADDM only detects devices with certain TCP ports active. RFE is to enhance the PingSen...
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager 1 Not under consideration

GROUP of application

Into IWS for z/OS you have the group definition where you can add multiple application. When you add th group to the planning ( 5.1) the IWS for z/OS manage automatically the dependencies between the applications. Into IWSD the concept of group do...
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Add default GC parameters on Mark as Golden

ITNCM should have a facility to add all GC parameters @@@regex@@@, P@, .@ with default values on that configuration when click on Make Golden
over 4 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

Update TWS/d code to prevent a command (conman start) from running if it is already running.

Citi had an issue were the "conman start" command appeared to be executed AFTER the Switchplan job was already running and caused different run number values in different areas where it is stored. This caused the switchplan job to NOT report back ...
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

Substring broker function

Implement a broker substring function so that parts of a variable can be used in job definitions. This feature is available on all competitive products. F.e. ${substring:MYVAR,1,10} Get the first 10 characters of the variable MYVAR.
over 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Estimated runtime on jobs that run with an alias

The estimasted run time is not calculated for jobs that run with an alias, it is calculated using the original job name in the job_statistics_v database view. We have a number of standard jobs accross different applications that we run with an ali...
almost 5 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Custom URL builder GUI or CLI command

The support documentation for ITNM suggests that various components have a URL that can be used by external systems to link directly into ITNM network hop and other utilities. However, the documentation is misleading or incorrect. Regardless, like...
almost 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration