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PINNED Need documentation on how to uninstall Instana for K8 and Docker self hosted installation
We need documentation on how to uninstall Instana and the resources created during the installation of Instana on K8. These steps are helpful especially recovering from failed installation so that the customer could retry the steps.
PINNED Instana Backend on ARM
Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.

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Provide more configurable items for Kafka topic settings in Instana self-hosted operator

During we deploy self-hosted Instana backend in kubenertes via Instana operator, the kafka topics will be created and configured with a couple of specific settings which are likely hardcoded, eg. retention.ms, segment.ms.When customers need to mak...
9 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Not under consideration

Allow to change Instana backend port from 443 to non-standard

Our customer is asking possibility to change default port of their K8s Instana backend. They use Instana behind loadbalancer. We found that if we stop Instana operator and specify the port manually at "gateway" config map: location / { return 301...
9 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0

Self-Monitoring Instana with Instana - Document Instana custom metrics

(Self-Hosted) Instana instances can be fully monitored using Instana. If you know which metrics (custom metrics in Instana) to look out for when workload or resources change. Instana should provide up-to-date documentation of internal custom metri...
10 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Future consideration

Mutliple small Raw-Span PVCs instead of one large PVC

Answer: Use S3-comptabile object storage https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=openshift-api-reference#s3config for rawSpans to scale PVC limits We get the pvc from an external ceph cluster to openshift cluster. With 1000...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 5 Not under consideration

Configuration of Access and Error Logs Retention and Size Policies for Nginx in Instana

Currently, the access and error logs generated by Nginx in Instana are stored under /var/log/instana/nginx and can occupy significant disk space. However, there is no way to configure retention and size policies for these logs, which can lead to s...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 5 Future consideration

Scaling appdata processor with HPA

We are using the instana self hosted operator and hpa to scale up appdata processor based on cpu usage we noticed that after the first start of the container it has a really high error rate. Maybe the container marks itself healthy too early. I at...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Cross teams/areas / Self Hosted 1 Future consideration

Distribute the Instana kubectl plugin with Krew

Krew is a popular open source plugin manager for the kubectl command-line tool maintained by the Kubernetes SIG CLI community. The tool helps to discover, install, and update kubectl plugins by offering a centralised plugin repository. The usage o...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Not under consideration

Create API to purge data for a given agent/host

The agent on our Instana backend host got switched from Infrastructure mode to APM mode and cause the system to consume more than 100 GB of data over the course of just a few days. We switched it back off, but now we are stuck with all this data w...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 4 Is a defect

Extend backend APIs to export/import gracefully all possible configurations rather than just a few

As an AIOPs practictioner I would want to see the API's (only APIs not the UI) behind config-migration feature be extended to support the migration of all possible Insatna configurations. Currently, it is only limited to Applications, Websites, Mo...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Access Control / Agent / Alert / API-C / Backend Enablement / Extend Capabilities / Integrations / Self Hosted / SRE 3 Not under consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 0 Future consideration