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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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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...
6 days ago in Instana Core / Agent 0 Future consideration

Add support discovery for RHEL > 8

Add discovery support for RHEL > 8, at the moment max version supported is RHEL 8 x86_64, it's needed that you support version > 8. If needed refer to caseTS008987318 Thanks

Add support for tracing HTTP CONNECT method

Many organizations require the use of an inline user-space (e.g., Squid) proxy when apps connect to the Internet. It would be very useful for the Instana agent to instrument common Java libraries to capture not only GET, PUT, etc., but also HTTP C...
3 days ago in Instana Core / Java 0 Submitted

Locate Dependency Loops in DWC(Show Plan View)

This makes Dependency Loops graphically visible in the Show Plan View option
3 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

Support for FIPS Compliant Instana Backend

Support for FIPS Compliant Instana Backend to unlock US federal sales of Instana, who require FIPS compliance for self-hosted software.
12 days ago in Instana Core 0 Planned for future release

Multiple Choice for HTTP Status Codes alert

We were working on smart alert and just want to monitor 501,500,503,400,404 error. But don't see the abilities to add specific codes. Multiple Choice would be grate option to select alerts.
4 days ago in Instana Core / Application perspectives 0 Submitted

Alerts for required time only.

We have some application running in Day time and 5 days a week and don't want to monitor alerts after hour. If we can add time frame while creating alert that will give the user to ability to set alerts for specific time.
4 days ago in Instana Core / Application perspectives 0 Submitted

Custom dashboards: Copy or reference a widget from one dashboard to another

Background and context When creating many custom dashboards there is often the need to re-use a widget from one dashboard to another. One example is when creating a summary dashboard where widgets are re-used from several more detailed dashboards....
4 days ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

Custom dashboards: Copy a dataset or filter from one widget to another

Background and context When creating a dashboard it's often useful to re-use datasets or filters between different widgets. If it's the same widget, the duplicate widget functionality can be used, but there is no way to re-use a dataset or filter ...
4 days ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

Alerts/Smart Alerts on Monitoring events

Looks like you can only get an alert for every single jvm_attach_generic error. We would only want an alert when this event reaches a certain threshold. Lets say for example, one thousand events in 30 minutes. We do expect to get a certain amount ...
4 days ago in Instana Core / SLO/SLI (STAN) / Alert 0 Submitted