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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 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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Nginx autotrace

Hi, We would like to capture the traces of our nginx services. For this we installed the necessary on our TKGI environment, but it seems that the autotrace is not functioning on a customized ingress-nginx image. Since this is currently not support...
21 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Need to enhance the AIX / LPAR monitoring as the basic monitoring is not sufficient to understand the performance problems.

After speaking to the IBM Power Sales team, existing AIX metrices are not sufficient even when enhanced with the IBM pHMC sensor metrices. The customers are relying on the vmstat/iostat/nmon commands to extract reports and do manual work of assess...
21 days ago in Instana / IBM Power 0 Submitted

For the Power systems, need local agent in VIOS similar to what others are certified for in https://community.ibm.com/community/user/power/viewdocument/vios-recognized-list

Local agent installations on the VIOS on Power Servers will help to fetch metrices at more granular level than the minimum 5m offered by the HMC. After discussion with Power sales team, this remains one of the main bottleneck to position Instana a...
22 days ago in Instana / IBM Power 0 Submitted

Changing custom dashboard colors based on a certain threshold

When creating a custom dashboard we cannot add a widget to monitor a metric for example CPU usage in % and change change color when it reaches this threshold, as the prime number widget only changes color relative to the time shift window badge.
22 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Add WebSphere (WAS) information to Analytics filters

Hello, Can you please add WebSphere (WAS) information like Server Name, Node Name and Cell Name into Analytics filters? This would be useful because it would allow us to group calls by those WebSphere information. Something similar is already done...
23 days ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted

Request to upgrade agent code and corresponding sensors to detect all hazelcast applications in the packaged folder.

When two or more Springboot with hazelcast applications are packaged and run into a single tomcat server’s webapps folder, only one of them is detected. Upgrade agent code and corresponding sensors to detect all hazelcast applications in the above...
24 days ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

Support for VMware vCenter V8 discovery

Support for the discovery of the VMware vCenter V8 is needed.

Support for IBM DataStage

Hi team, While searching Instana documentation I couldn't find IBM DataStage, this means is not supported and we need to be able to monitor this technology: https://www.ibm.com/products/datastage Can we add support for it like other IBM products? ...
27 days ago in Instana / Enterprise Applications 0 Submitted

Include feature "zone" or "label" on Serverless entity like AWS S3, fargate, etc

Customer will be able to group entities based on their own zone category. Everyone who monitor AWS resources (except host-based like EC2) will need this. Put "zone" in the configurable params ie for s3 (https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observab...
28 days ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted

Sankey diagram for Custom dashboards

Instana ingests lots of data and we need different ways to represent it, one of the things that can be helpful is to have a Sankey diagram for Custom dashboards.
29 days ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Submitted