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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.
PINNED 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?

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Application Transaction Tracing for DataPower and MQ Appliances

This is idea is beneficial for all customers who employ DataPower and/or MQ appliances as part of their application infrastructure because it would enable them to gain a true 'end-to-end' view of their application flows. By enabling transactions t...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Future consideration

Host-Agnostic Custom Events on StatsD Metrics

Having Application-specific StatsD metrics sent to Instana is helpful when creating custom dashboards, where we can monitor the change in metrics regardless of which host is sending them. However the custom events are tied to a specific host which...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Metric Store 0 Future consideration

Provide trace duration in API response

Current API trace endpoint https://instana.github.io/openapi/#operation/getTrace does not return the overall duration of the given trace. The Instana UI however does show the overall duration of each trace. Would love to see that attribute also be...
about 1 year ago in Instana / API-C 0 Future consideration

Ability to monitor the custom process and change the process name based on the different arguments

This feature request is to monitor the custom process end to end. Basically the running batch process on the server when we have requests to run different batch processes some on a particular schedule and some on an adhoc basis. So, when the batch...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 2 Not under consideration

restricting API source IP addresses

Anyone who knows API token can change Instana configuration with using Instana API. For security, I hope that Instana backend should be able to restrict API source IP addresses.
about 1 year ago in Instana / SRE 1 Not under consideration

Reserved Instance Coverage Graph should ALSO be about % of costs not just % of machine hours.

Management at this company are more interested in what % of VM costs are covered by RIs than the % of machine hours. While RI Coverage % by machine hours is useful - can we have a radio button to switch it to costs.
about 1 year ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Billing & Costs & Discounts 1 Future consideration

Increase the max observation period for VM Default policy to 120 days rather than the current maximum of 90 days

It would be useful so that we can track more 1 quarter's worth of performance & capacity metrics data. We have application customers with VM's that run hot only once per quarter and would like to see their capacity and performance data coverin...
about 1 year ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 1 Not under consideration

full feature monitoring for real time MSK

There are differences between monitoring of self hosted kafka and AWS MSK. The MSK metrics are available in AWS but not in Instana and I woudl propse to show the PER TOPIC metrics from MSK in Instana they way we do for self hosted Kafka.
about 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 2 Future consideration

Provide ability to unschedule previously scheduled work in Maximo Scheduler.

In Maximo Scheduler, there is currently no ability to unschedule work that has already been scheduled. Can you please provide a way to do this? The reason this is so important to me, and my organization is that sometimes we have to deschedule work...
about 1 year ago in Workload Automation 1 Not under consideration

DASHdb2 connection tipds for db2 on z/os

is it possible to have dash high available through a database on db2 on z/os?
about 1 year ago in IBM Cloud Pak for AIOps 1 Not under consideration