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PINNED Instana Backend on ARM
Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.
PINNED Re-Login URL Problem in IDP Enabled Backend
Hi, When a user logout from the IDP-enabled K8/OCP-based installation, it forwards the user to the base URL to which a user can't log in. So they need to change URL to tenant again. That behaviour creates confusion on the user side. Thank you.

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Agent / Sensor Releases with a stable tacked Released version

The customer suggested that we implement a stable tag with the rollout of our Agents and Sensor releases in a way : That enables customers to relay on a stable release without major Bugs or issues.
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Planned for future release

Numeric scale for sensitivity slider in Smart Alerts

a numeric value for sensitivity fo Smart Alerts is desired.Iteratively tuning the sensitivity of multiple alerts is complicated as there is no way to measure "how much" it has been changed or to compare sensitivities between alerts.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 0 Planned for future release

Potential Problems Digest

a single location for viewing/reviewing anomalies is desired.Customer’s use case needs a 1-week look back
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 0 Not under consideration

Remove excessive or unwanted StatsD metrics from the Instana

The customer wants to remove xbroker related metrics and has stopped the script which pushes these values to Instana. So they can see just metric names and not the value. They want to remove these names also from Instana
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Open ID connect - Group based access

The customer has integrated the Open ID connected to our self-hosted Instana. They would like to have the options for giving access to group-based access. Currently any authenticated users can be given access with Default roles. But they would lik...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Functionality already exists

Need to Modify Built-in Event for System load too high (parametrization of built-in events)

The customer needs to modify one built-in event for High CPU Utilization .Changes they want in metric:
1. Load Threshold = 75 % (85% for streaming servers)
2. Sliding window span = 15 min Can you please help them to create a new built-in event wit...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

support for gRPC tracing for mobile clients

we mean the mobile end user monitoring enabled by the Instan iOS and Android agents that are currently based on the HTTP stacks of both platforms.
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Future consideration

Automatic recognition of local DB2 instances

When using DB2 on the local machine only 1 DB is recognized namely the one you enter in the configuration. It is possible (inter has a script for this they can show us if needed) to recognize the instances which are running locally for automatic d...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Enable Instana AWS agent to collect CloudFront Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

The customer wants to enable an Instana (AWS) agent to collect CloudFront monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Infrastructure Explore in Grafana Plugin does not have a group by or metrics field

Hi Product Management Could we improve our Grafana plugin and add groupBy and Metrics fields to avoid manual filling filter with this information.
This seems to be the issue we were discussing in our meeting last week.  The API portion of the Enti...
over 1 year ago in Instana 1 Future consideration