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Agent

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Add Agent Zone and tagging option for ALL agent installations from the backend user interface (UI).

Most agent installation types do NOT allow adding a custom zone or custom tagging when installing the agent from the UI. Azure appears to be the only one that does. The zone and tags are simple configurations that have to be manually added to the ...
7 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

About hiding the Managemet menu

For pods in production and disaster environments, there is a function that allows you to restart and reboot from the Management menu displayed on the pod screen of Instana. Since it is an environment that anyone can touch, the target was accident...
7 months ago in Instana / Agent 4 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.
8 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration

support requests routed by the Apache Sling

Requests routed by the Apache Sling is not properly handled by the Java Trace plugin. We have noticed that Instana is capturing Apache Sling calls as erroneous calls. We have raised a support ticket with Instana support and the suggestion was to r...
8 months ago in Instana / Agent 7 Planned for future release

Host sensor needs to be able to monitor NIC status

Customers need to understand the status of their NICs to ensure that their networking is functioning properly. Currently, the Instana Host Agent only collects the performance metrics of the NICs and not the satus.
8 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Make Instana Agent removal completely clean. Currently, there is no uninstaller when performing Static install, so differences remain in the registry.

When instana agent is installed statically on windows, updates and writes are made to the windows registry when start.bat is used, which cannot be removed.This is because there is no uninstaller for static installations. Enterprise-grade customers...
8 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Functionality already exists

Filter Kubernetes namespaces

In some cases, customers want to install IBM Instana host agent on K8s workers nodes from K8s cluster managed by third party and used by several clients (shared resources). If worker nodes are dedicated for a customer, it could be great to be able...
8 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Future consideration

Windows Agent should be able to use AWS sensor

Windows Agent should be able to use AWS sensor - as per the documentation, AWS sensor can be used only with Linux. The customer's environment is based on Windows, so now he needs to deploy another VM based on Linux which will casue additional cost.
9 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Add support for MongoDB with Kerberos Authentication

Instana agent does not support monitoring MongoDB configured with Kerberos Authentication
9 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Future consideration

MSSQL sensor does not support extracting the port from multiple instances(running on two different ports) on the same host

Since theMSSQL sensor does not support extracting the port from multiple instances(running on two different ports) on the same host.We can extract either the default port without the configuration or the non default port which is configured via co...
10 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Future consideration