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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.

Instana Core

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Support for podman on RHEL8 for Self-hosted backend server

At this point, we are not planning to add support for hosting the Instana backend with podman. The RHEL 8 docker package has been replaced by the container-tools module in RHEL 8 and some customers do not want to install docker-ce for RHEL 8 for t...
7 months ago in Instana Core / Self Hosted 9 Not under consideration

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.
2 months ago in Instana Core / Self Hosted / Kubernetes 5 Planned for future release

LDAP integration - automatic retrieve list of users and groups

It would be a useful feature that Instana, after the integration with LDAP, would automatically retrieve all users and groups from the LDAP according to the filter given in the LDAP configuration. This way administration of new users would be m...
about 2 months ago in Instana Core / Enterprise/Integration 3 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...
2 months ago in Instana Core / Synthetic 1 Future consideration

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

Custom events - Possibility to set up only during certain period of time

Hi, Nowadays there is not any possibility to create a custom event that could trigger an event only during time frame wished. Use case is clear. Imagine an integration that is only receiving calls during business hours. We could want to monitor if...
about 2 months ago in Instana Core / Alert 1 Needs more information

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.
13 days ago in Instana Core / Self Hosted 0 Planned for future release

support NodeJS PrismaORM or the DB dependencies thereof

Instana currently does not auto discover DB queries made to MySQL through the PrismaORM package (https://www.prisma.io/). Presumably it's not Prisma that needs to be instrumented, but rather the DB Driver it uses (MariaDB?).
about 2 months ago in Instana Core 0 Submitted

Enhance EUM to include Session Replay

We have application teams who are using Dynatrace's Session Replay feature. To move to Instana they are requiring this feature.
2 months ago in Instana Core / Real User Monitoring 0 Not under consideration

FR - Python sensor support for Tornado 6

At this moment instana python sensor it's only support Tornado bellow version 6.0.0 but we need to update and app that depends on Tornado 6.1 and we need the Instana monitoritation. It's possible add support for Tornado >= 6.0.0 to Instana Pyth...
about 2 months ago in Instana Core / Ruby / Python / Go 0 Under review