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PINNED Self hosted backed on Docker, Support for RHEL 9.x
According to support matrix RHEL 9.x is not supported for self hosted backed installations. However vast majority of customers are using RHEL 9.x RHEL 9.x OS support required for Instana self hosted backend
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...

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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

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...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Not under consideration

Log rotation for cockroachdb

Configure on the rolling of logs under /var/log/instana/cockroachdb as its been consuming a lot of space since we implemented the backend server. We need something in the configuration where we could provide details on how long these logs needs to...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Not under consideration

Get notification of updates & patches for on-premise installations

A customer running an on-premise installation will never know if there are patches or updates available for their Instana version. What happens if a CVE patch is published? Will Instana notify the customer that they have a vulnerable version and t...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Business Systems / Portal / Self Hosted 1 Not under consideration

Instana Backend on ARM

Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

Extend Instana Server upgrade support version range to support more version jumps

Issue: For Instana server upgrade, there is a limitation that the target version can not be bigger 3 than the current version. For example, Instana 209 can be updated to 211 and 213, but can not be updated to 215. Workaround: To upgrade from 209 t...
about 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

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