Skip to Main Content
Cloud Management and AIOps


This is an IBM Automation portal for Cloud Management and AIOps products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

ADD A NEW IDEA

Pinned ideas

View all
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 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...

Self Hosted

Showing 39

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

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

OpenSearch Support

As an user of the Self Hosted Instana Backend/Datastore, it would be beneficial to be able to replace ElasticSearch with OpenSerach (Interpropability of ES and OS). OpenSearch is available as a managed service on AWS or as K8s operator (https://gi...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 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

able to have an option to change EUM reportingURL in snippet in the UI.

Currently in Instana K8s operator the AcceptorUrls seem to be solely based on the baseDomain. This is then used also in the UI in EUM Website Configuration in reportingUrl and script src, e.g.: <script> (function(s,t,a,n){s[t]||(s[t]=a,n=s[a...
9 months ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring / Self Hosted 0 Future 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

Support for podman on RHEL8 for Self-hosted backend server

At this point, we are not planning to add support for hosting the Instana backend with podman. The RHEL 8 docker package has been replaced by the container-tools module in RHEL 8 and some customers do not want to install docker-ce for RHEL 8 for t...
over 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 12 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

Using Instana fully non-root after installation (docker)

We are expecting to use Instana fully non-root after the installation including Instana CLI commands such as start, stop and update.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 3 Not under consideration

Configure maintenance flyouts

User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration