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PINNED Support for Instana Backend on OpenShift
Openshift support is on our roadmap and definitely something we want to support at Instana. Beta is planned for Q2 and GA for Q3.

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GROUP of application

Into IWS for z/OS you have the group definition where you can add multiple application. When you add th group to the planning ( 5.1) the IWS for z/OS manage automatically the dependencies between the applications. Into IWSD the concept of group do...
almost 5 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Update TWS/d code to prevent a command (conman start) from running if it is already running.

Citi had an issue were the "conman start" command appeared to be executed AFTER the Switchplan job was already running and caused different run number values in different areas where it is stored. This caused the switchplan job to NOT report back ...
almost 5 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

Allow for SNMP polling of object IDs that are not listed in the precision MIB directory

System: IBM Tivoli Network Manager Actor: User needs to create poll definitions against object IDs not listed in the MIBs loaded from precision MIB directory. Description: Several times we have seen the need to run tests against OIDs not listed in...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

GUI for creating key-value pairs for custom information

System: IBM Tivoli Network Manager Actor: User needs to create key-value pairs in custom data tags. Description: Having a GUI to create these tags, upload the contents, and manage the data and data values would greatly increase the effectiveness o...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Functionality already exists

Custom URL builder GUI or CLI command

The support documentation for ITNM suggests that various components have a URL that can be used by external systems to link directly into ITNM network hop and other utilities. However, the documentation is misleading or incorrect. Regardless, like...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

Create poll definitions against SNMP tables

System: IBM Tivoli Network Manager Actor: User needs to create a poll definition to test SNMP tables for values on device components such as multiple power supplies. Description: Creating poll definitions to test device components on a chassis whe...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

GUI for poll definition and policy testing example results

System: IBM Tivoli Network Manager Actor: Need a feature that will allow the user to select a poll definition and policy, execute a mock poll, and display the results to determine how many devices, which devices, and the overall effect this would ...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

TNPM. Cisco Device Tech pack to discover virtual interfaces for MPLS devices when physical and virual interface have same ifName

Cisco Device Tech pack cannot discover virtual interfaces for MPLS Cisco devices. Because of that it is not possible to monitor any KPI for these interfaces. This means it is not possible to monitor even MIB II KPIs for these virtual interfaces, a...
about 10 years ago in Cloud Pak for Network Automation / Performance 4 Not under consideration

Feature to specify Hold Time

The current hold feature does not allow releasing the hold after a period of time. Requirement is for a feature to put a job on hold for a particular period of time.
about 5 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Need for a loop function in device scripts

There is currently no method for performing a group of actions repeatedly in a device script ie. 01=do something02=if=this happens03=send=sometext04=goto 0105=endif06=do something else
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 2 Not under consideration