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Able to disable monitoring in Instana based on namespaces (K8s)

customer would like to disable monitoring/instrumentation based on namespaces.
over 2 years ago in Instana / Agent / Kubernetes 1 Not under consideration

Scope - Host availability detection

under System rule "Host availability detection", we would like have option for Scope setting, for instance Selected entitites by Zone or by Host Name.
7 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

To support HP-UX for installing agent with Unix

We wish to newly install an agent to a server whose OS is hp-ux. Currently, however, only Solaris and AIX can be chosen when we select "Unix" on the screen of "Installing Instana Agent". If you could support hp-ux as well, it'd be great for us and...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

Installing the host agent on HP-UX Operating System

Support installing the host agent on HP-UX Operating System.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

Differentiate between Agent and JVM offline events.

It is not possible to differentiate between a JVM going offline and if there is a communication drop with the Instana agent. This has been discussed with IBM support TS013050872. Request for service improvement to be able to tell the difference so...
9 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

Limiting host agent CPU installed using Archive (tar.gz) technology

The agent is being installed using the static host agent tar.gz file provided by the Backend, the compress file is copied and extracted on the target host. Then, the agent is configured as needed. Using the archive technology (tar.gz) you can limi...
10 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

Agent starting time in Agent overview

Sometimes we have new agents reporting to an instana backend. In the agent overview we can't see which agents are new because in the list, there is no "started at" column. But the information is hidden behind the status field. We can see it "on mo...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent / WAS 0 Not under consideration

Needs to monitor swap/paging metrics for AIX hosts

We need to monitor and alert on swap/paging metrics for AIX and Windows hosts. After having configured events for these metrics, they triggered incorrectly for AIX and Windows and instana support confirmed with engineering that they only provide t...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 2 Not under consideration

Supports HTTP Tracing for ppc64le little-endian architecture

Important finance company in Peru, is about to acquire Instana and needs to monitor with Instana agents the trace of its web servers. This is possible but the architecture is not supported.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 0 Not under consideration

Auto Upgrade JVM with Instana

Please update Java(Azul or Eclips) when updating instana via the agent update. As vulnerabilities appear instana should update the Java it uses and allow for the update to be seamless
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Agent 0 Not under consideration