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PINNED Distribute the Instana kubectl plugin with Krew
Krew is a popular open source plugin manager for the kubectl command-line tool maintained by the Kubernetes SIG CLI community. The tool helps to discover, install, and update kubectl plugins by offering a centralised plugin repository. The usage o...
PINNED Instana on OpenShift Route Flexibility
Hi, My customer has a question about Instana route definitions on OCP. Basically, they have an OCP console address like console-openshift-console.apps.ocpcluster.ibm.com. According to the document; - basedn URL should be like instana.apps.ocpclust...

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use "Application Info" in filters

lot of application-related and other info is collected by Instana and e. g. shown in the sidebar of dashboards. Example: Is it anyhow possible to use such values in filters? Usecase: I want to get an overview about all springboot services that sti...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 2 Future consideration

Improve usability of "Process Top List"

When I open a host dashboard, obviously the newest available “Top Process List” is shown, that is inside the selected timerange. It would be very useful in troubleshooting, if we could flexibly select the interesting timestamp of the “Process Top ...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities / Infrastructure 0 Future consideration

expose datacenter together with nodeID at cassandra node level metrics

Cassandra metrics with instana are presented at cluster level or at node level. Cassandra clusters often have multiple data centers (DC). If one runs a nodetool status command, they can see a list of all nodes (showing node name, nodeID,...) group...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Future consideration

Enhance abnormal process termination detection with process name/PID of the KILL signal origin

The eBPF process termination sensor could enrich generated the events with name and PID of the process that sent the KILL signal. Similar to what BCC does: https://github.com/iovisor/bcc/blob/master/tools/killsnoop_example.txt
over 1 year ago in Instana / C / Team Proxies 0 Future consideration

Mobile browser compatible GUI

It would be very helpful if the alerts page had a mobile friendly view. When being paged, especially late at night, I’m generally trying to coordinate everything off of my phone while getting to my computer. Additionally, when dealing with after h...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert / Common 0 Future consideration

Docker container network utilization metrics

There is a need for a metrics/Dashboard to view all the pods which are inactive since a certain time period (last 2 weeks)
over 1 year ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Metric Store 1 Future consideration

Subject line of email alerts

We use several onprem backends. All alerts sent by Instana have an email-subject with prefix “[Instana]”. How can we modify that and/or add a label reflecting the backend-name, e.g. “[Instana-Prod1]” or “[Instana][Prod2]”?
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

Ability to have an "expand all" button for custom metrics

Customer is sending for each handheld mobile device (MDE) 2 StatsD metrics to Instana resulting in many "causes of problems" having to analyse each custom metric. It is easier to see if there is something going on when having the ability to open...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Common 0 Future consideration

understand which agent is used for monitoring a remote service

We are using remote monitoring of oracle-databases on some agents. How is it possible to identify in InstanaUI, which agent is executing the monitoring for a dedicated database / contains the config in configuration.yaml? This makes difficult al...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Future consideration

Improve UI for Agent details

The new ReWe onprem deployment will be running up to 30k agents in 1 TU. The UI doesn't work with this many agents in the agent reporting and details in the UI. It fails to load. I have talked to team infra and this is a known issue and I was aske...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Infrastructure 2 Future consideration