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PINNED Instana on OpenShift Route Flexibility
Hi, My customer has a question about Instana route definitions on OCP. Basically, they have an OCP console address like console-openshift-console.apps.ocpcluster.ibm.com. According to the document; - basedn URL should be like instana.apps.ocpclust...
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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Allow for CPU Increment Size in vCPU Scaling Controlsto be extrapolated from "Change" field

We, like many customers, require the ability to increment by 2 (avoid odd number of cores) regardless of scaling control type. Currently, the tool only allows for that to be adjusted if we change "Virtual CPU". We need more granularity in ways we ...
about 2 months ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Policies 0 Under review

Ability to switch between versions of API documentation

The customer would like to have an ability to switch between versions of API documentation: https://instana.github.io/openapi/. Currently, we are able to see only the latest version without any possibility to switch to any other version.
11 days ago in Instana / API-C / Common / Enterprise/Integration 0 Under review

Publication of API docs for the self-hosted k8s operator releases

API documentation for Docker-based self-hosted backends is available via https://$INSTANA_URL/docs/index.html.The customer would like to have the same for the Kubernetes operator self-hosted backend for each released version.Ticket: https://instan...
11 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 0 Future consideration

IBM Tivoli Monitoring (Webstart Client) should support OpenJDK

Currently IBM Tivoli Monitoring (SP12/13) Webstart Client only supports Java 1.8. It should support OpenJDK in future releases.To superseed Java 1.8 by OpenJDK is a strategic issue in our company. BR Andrea
3 months ago in ITM/IBM APM 2 Not under consideration

Monitor Disk I/O latency metrics

Currently, we don't show metrics related to Disk Latency. We don’t collect I/O latency related operations. This would be needed for business purposes.
5 months ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Future consideration

To be able to control how broker jobs execute, alphabetically vs based on start time.

Currently dynamic broker jobs execute in alphabetical order and if jobs back up for any reason, then jobs at higher alphabet order execute first and lower alphabet jobs wait even though start time was in past. This causes SLA's to be missed and no...
about 1 month ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration

Allow more than one "Report Editor"

Currently, you can only add the "Report Editor" permission to one single user in the User Management panel of the UI. If you try to add more than one, you get an error message stating "* There is already a Report Editor. Designating another one ma...
2 months ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Reporting 0 Not under consideration

New Logging feature available for docker-based on-prem installation

According to this: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=premises-installing-instana-backend-kubernetesopenshift#61-logging-beta it is only possible to enable this if using the Operator.Could we please document how to set...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Logging / Self Hosted 4 Not under consideration

over-come event watcher limitation

Hello, Whenever file watcher event fires for the first time, relevant file should not be in server path, else IWA consider it as old file and fails to submit the job. through an IBM case we came to know that it is a limitation of IWA. Due to this ...
12 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release

Hide authorization token in alert channel header value

Please provide an option to hide the value field when there is a token inside for security reasons. You will find this in the alert channel header area. Details please find in the attached screenshot.
12 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted