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PINNED Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution
First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
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.

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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.
about 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Future consideration

Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution

First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Metric Store / Self Hosted 1 Future 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 1 Future consideration

Possibility to configure ulimits of instana containers (docker-based on-premise setup)

We recently had an issue with the max amount of open files per container. The Instana support told us, that there is currently no option to configure that. We'd love to configure that for specific containers in the settings.hcl file.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 3 Not under consideration

Artifactory support

Support for getting Artifactory to work as standarized tool alternative to Nexus
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Functionality already exists

Get warning if heap-size for datastore in settings.hcl is smaller then recommended size

When Instana is setup, we can add in settings.hcl configurations related to the heap size of each Instana datastore/component. It would help to generate a warning (while running an instana command or directly in Instana itself) to alert that the g...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

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.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Planned for future release

Do not rewrite Instana Console UI URL to host_name in settings.hcl

We need to skip setting the host_name variable in the settings.hcl file. Whenever we are trying to login to the console using the IP address or the hostname or the loadbalancer URL, its redirecting to the defined value of host_name in the settings...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

Provide Infra metrics for custom dashboard in Self-managed Dashboard

In the custom dashboard, Infra and Platform metrics is in "coming soon" status long time. My financial client can't adopt SaaS Instana because it is overseas region. Could you provide infra and platform capability also for the self-managed enviro...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 4

Instana Self-Hosted make ports 8080 and 8081 configureable

Customer cannot use Instana onPrem environment as onPrem Instana requires 8080 and 8081 ports and doesn't allow to change the ports during installation. There is a software installed on all servers in customer environment as per policy of the cust...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 5 Future consideration