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PINNED Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution
First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
PINNED Distribute the Instana kubectl plugin with Krew
Krew is a popular open source plugin manager for the kubectl command-line tool maintained by the Kubernetes SIG CLI community. The tool helps to discover, install, and update kubectl plugins by offering a centralised plugin repository. The usage o...

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Transaction traceability using APPC architecture

This new functionality allows us to obtain and view complete traces of transactions sent from the distributed environment to the mainframe. The benefit is for all those clients who have a mainframe and still use this architecture as a means of c...
2 days ago in Instana / IBM Z 0 Submitted

Need databases names as services

Dear colleagues, our customer monitors self written application which connects to local database. We had permission issue which caused to create separate service instance for every database from received calls and customer liked the presentation. ...
about 2 hours ago in Instana / Application perspectives 0 Submitted

Add notes in application logs after instrumentation on how to disable auto-instrumentation for the application

When we instrument the containerised application, and some errors prevent it from starting, customers complain that instrumentation breaks the application. Some of them uninstall autotrace-webhook, some disable Autotrace Webhook, some add a namesp...
1 day ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Add regular expressions feature for service naming

Many of our customers use CMDB that will require them to adjust default service names. Our service naming approach requires them to use environment variables like INSTANA_SERVICE_NAME, INSTANA_PROCESS_NAME, HTTP Headers etc… In almost every case i...
1 day ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted

Add a link/button from Instana dashboards to our documentation with the context

We can’t fix all possible issues that may happen in customer environments. But we can add a link/button pointing to our documentation from the service dashboards. For example, when we discover an postgres database service, but it shows no calls or...
1 day ago in Instana / Application perspectives 0 Submitted

Instana Azure sensor should support proxy configuration

Instana Azure sensor should allow to configure proxy. Exactly the same approach should be taken as for the AWS sensor described here https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=agents-amazon-web-services-aws#through-agent-confi...
1 day ago in Instana / Azure 0 Submitted

Transform data on custom dasboards

It would be helpful if there is a possibility to transform Data in a Widget as some raw values aren't easy or helpful to visualize. As example, we get from a prometheus endpoint a metric providing raw values as bits, but in the Widget I would like...
2 days ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Submitted

Instana to monitor IBM DataPower Gateway Physical appliance to do end-to-end observability solution for IBM API solution.

My Clients in Thailand have applications expose service to consumers by API and using IBM solution that inclide [1] IBM DataPower Gateway Physical appliance [2] APIConnect on CP4I . They plan to use Instana to do end-to-end observability but now I...
14 days ago in Instana / DataPower 0 Submitted

Uninstalling agent should remove all files and libraries

When uninstalling the Instana agent customer expect that everything related to the Instana agent should get removed. This is not the case for PHP monitoring. After you uninstall the agent there is still Instana files outside the agent folder that ...
6 days ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

GKE autopilot compatible

Instana Agent must be available in your GKE Autopilot environment.
9 days ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted