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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 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

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Instana presents resource usage additionally display information from a cluster perspective.

The Ccstomer has presented their requirements for monitoring VMware content. Currently, Instana presents resource usage from a data center perspective, but they wish to additionally display information from a cluster perspective
9 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Add support for pulling Kafka consumer lag time in Amazon MSK sensor

Currenlty we pull subset of metrics from what cloudwatch exposes for MSK, Customer requested that we pull Consumer lag time as well as this is key metrics they use for kafka performance trending.
9 months ago in Instana / Sensor 2 Future consideration

Java ECS Collector on Nginx docker image

From support case TS013962979 "We explained to the customer that Java ECS Collector in an Nginx Docker Image is not supported at the moment, however, they would like to try https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=agents-aws...
9 months ago in Instana / C / Team Proxies / Tracing 3 Not under consideration

Oracle DB - Instance status and Listener Status

I didn't find any parameters to set these alerts for Oracle. Below are the statuses required. These are very key and basic for creating alerts on Oracle DB. · ASM Disk Space Alerts [WARNING], [CRITICAL]· Database Instance Status [UP],[DOWN]· Datab...
9 months ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Future consideration

Allow custom events be created for entity type: IBM MQ MFT Monitor

Currently, IBM MQ MFT Monitor is not available as an entity type to select when creating a custom event. The use case would be to create a custom event on IBM MQ MFT Monitor when they are in a status other than STARTED.
9 months ago in Instana / MQ / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Queue-Level Message Size Visibility

Instana can enhance its monitoring capabilities by introducing the ability to collect metrics for the message sizes at the queue level, complementing the existing feature of bytes received at the channel level.
9 months ago in Instana / MQ / Sensor 1 Future consideration

DB2 - HADR_FLAGS metric to be Monitored and Alerted

Hi Team!According to Instana documentation, sounds "HADR_FLAGS" metric is not collected, correct ?So when a tablespaces is invalid or error state on the Standby database, the HADR_FLAGS field will displaythe value STANDBY_TABLESPACE_ERROR. Monitor...
9 months ago in Instana / DB2 / Sensor 1 Future consideration

DB2 Alerting and Monitoring for Active Databases and Instance.

Hi Team!I can´t find Alerting to monitor if a Database is active or if an Instance is Up.Acording to DB2 documentation MON_GET_INSTANCE table function we need the follow elements to proper monitor Instance and Databases. SQLM_DB2_ACTIVE 0 The data...
9 months ago in Instana / Alert / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Instana is really good at monitoring as observability of Kubernetes. But its capability is only focusing on Pod as Kubernetes deployment not as K8S CronJob that is so different.

Instana has plenty of built-in Events for Kubernetes Monitoring. However, some built-in events only suit Pods as Kubernetes deployment, not Pods as CronJob.Instana built-in Event : "Kubernetes Pod condition status" generates Critical Issue in the ...
9 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1 Planned for future release

Require Alert Time Window Condition for more than 120 min

We have a custom MQ alert to create an alarm, if messages are not received for more than 12 hours in IBM APM. We have created similar alert in Instana, however alert time window condition is not allowing to add condition of more than 120 mins. We ...
9 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Not under consideration