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Relative deviation for custom events metrics

There should be a functionality to define the relative deviation instead of absolute deviation when creating custom events. For example, when we create a new custom event for "Entity - Application" and "Metric - Call count", we don't want to choos...
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 2 Planned for future release

Meta Data in traces and end-user beacons used for smart alarm metrics

We tried to create smart alarm with using our website's metadata in traces and end-user beacons. With the current version, we can use these for filtering the available smart alarm metrics but we can't create alarms based on them. Some errors can b...
6 months ago in Instana / Alert / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

Edit the evaluation granularity for a smart alert

The minimum evaluation granularity for a smart alert is limited at 5 mins, We need to change it so that we get alerts related to slow calls etc which may not persist for more than 5 minutes. Below is a real time scenario. When will a person be ale...
3 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

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.
7 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration

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 ...
7 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

Add Smart Alerts to Mobile Real User Monitoring

Mobile User Monitoring is lacking the ability to alert on error conditions like: Latency of http requests Requests errors Low number of sessions opened High number of session opened Please consider to include the feature shortly.
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

Add customizable columns to the event page

It would be nice to have customizable columns on the events list.
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 2 Future consideration

Override the Entity in the Event SDK

We are using event sdk within our OpenShift environment. https://www.instana.com/docs/api/agent/#event-sdk-web-service We are able to trigger events from within a pod, but they come in listed as an entitytype of Host. We would like these events to...
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Functionality already exists

Top processes added to payload for service now high cpu

When high CPU is triggered and an incident is created via the service now payload add the process or processes. Include in notifications (Email-SNOW ) as a Short Description : Process affected TOP Process, in order customer can identify easily who...
7 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

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.
7 months ago in Instana / Alert 3 Functionality already exists