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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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Provide enhancements to Span batching

Request to provide enhancements to Span batching. 1. Currently there is no option to disable batching. Request for an option to disable it. 2. Spans are batched based on some preconditions. If the spans pass the conditions, they are batched. In ca...
11 days ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 3 Future consideration

Update kubernetes certificate when an instance is upgraded

I recently had an issue with a large financial customer where I made a license change and it caused the instance to show that none of the targets were validated any longer. After some troubleshooting, I found a certificate had expired. We worked w...
23 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Authentication & Security 3 Needs more information

expanded options for aggressiveness, rate of resize and observation period

Currently, Virtual machine aggressiveness, rate of resize, and observation period are set for all types of actions CPU, Memory, Up, and Down. There is no way to have these configured differently for each type of action. So at the moment, VM will s...
16 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Policies 0 Submitted

Add an UNDO button for actions

Many times, users approve rightsizing of application VMs based on Turbo recommendations and realize as soon as it is completed that the change causes problems. The immediately request we "put it back" and we need to research the original configura...
24 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 3 Needs more information

Instana php sensor php8.1 support

The latest PHP version (8.1) of the Instana PHP sensor is not supported now (https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-php says versions supported - 5.3-8.0), but It's been 7 months since php8.1 releas...
29 days ago in Instana / PHP 1 Submitted

Map Groups with SAML (Okta)

We have SSO setup for the Instana Backend using SAML with Okta. We would like to be able to map groups provided by the Idp to Instana roles/groups. The ability to map our internal LDAP groups to Instana groups would give us the ability to apply ac...
23 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration / Security and Compliance 2 Functionality already exists

Move enable/disable disruptive actions from Policy wide to action type

The option to enable/disable disruptive actions policy-wide is very restrictive. Most downscale actions are disruptive, but most upscale actions can be non-disruptive. In the current implementation, only a group of VM can be marked with this setti...
16 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Policies 0 Submitted

Clearly identify Cloud vs On-prem specific policy settings to avoid customer confusion

Clearly identify Cloud vs On-prem specific policy settings Turbonomic is showing both cloud and on-prem policy settings when cloud VMs settings are ignored (cloud VMs settings should not appear to avoid customer confusion) For customers that have ...
20 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Submitted

Relative deviation for custom events metrics

There should be a functionality to define the relative deviation instead of absolute deviation when creating custom events. For example, when we create a new custom event for "Entity - Application" and "Metric - Call count", we don't want to choos...
20 days ago in Instana / Alert 2 Under review

Add Windows Active Directory group (Security Group) to Instana

As per support case #27832, We asked to add AD group to instana to provide the permission to groups, but that feature is not available it seems, please check to add AD group for providing permissions.
11 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Needs more information