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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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Request support for Oracle Fusion Middleware Versions - 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.4

Request to support Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.4 Currently tracing shows "Source not monitored by Instana" for 80% of the SOAP calls.
3 days ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Needs more information

Provide enhancements to Span batching

Request to provide enhancements to Span batching. 1. Currently there is no option to disable batching. Request for an option to disable it. 2. Spans are batched based on some preconditions. If the spans pass the conditions, they are batched. In ca...
3 days ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 2 Needs more information

Add Windows Active Directory group (Security Group) to Instana

As per support case #27832, We asked to add AD group to instana to provide the permission to groups, but that feature is not available it seems, please check to add AD group for providing permissions.
3 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Needs more information

Add alerting condition / Request Impact "Total Calls in Alert Scope" to smart alerts

Using smart alerts in Instana, we are currently able to define the absolute number of requests Impacted within the alerting condition (time threshold). See attachment 01 It is however in most cases much more relevant to set up a threshold for a to...
5 days ago in Instana 0 Submitted

Endpoint grouping for mobile monitoring

Background & Context Endpoint grouping is very useful for monitoring REST API's. The problem we face is that we cannot properly compare endpoint traffic in backend with endpoint traffic monitored from frontend, as the endpoint grouping does no...
6 days ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Submitted

Instana php sensor php8.1 support

The latest PHP version (8.1) of the Instana PHP sensor is not supported now (https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-php says versions supported - 5.3-8.0), but It's been 7 months since php8.1 releas...
21 days ago in Instana / PHP 0 Submitted

re-occurring maintenance window

It appears the only way to set maintenance windows (to suppress alerts) is to setup a maintenance window but it only allows specific dates and times. Our maintenance windows are set by day of week and time (regardless of specific date). For exampl...
8 days ago in Instana / Alert 1 Planned for future release

Map Groups with SAML (Okta)

We have SSO setup for the Instana Backend using SAML with Okta. We would like to be able to map groups provided by the Idp to Instana roles/groups. The ability to map our internal LDAP groups to Instana groups would give us the ability to apply ac...
15 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration / Security and Compliance 2 Functionality already exists

OpenSearch Support

As an user of the Self Hosted Instana Backend/Datastore, it would be beneficial to be able to replace ElasticSearch with OpenSerach (Interpropability of ES and OS). OpenSearch is available as a managed service on AWS or as K8s operator (https://gi...
5 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted

Spring Batch Tracing

We are trying to gather traces from Spring Batch applications running as steps in an Argo workflow. The applications may start processing before the Instana agent has discovered and instrumented the JVM. We need a method to effectively trace Sprin...
15 days ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Submitted