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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 Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution
First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...

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Charge Back Sub-units/Teams and monitor/govern their License usage

As a Customer, who provides Instana as a service inside an organisation - I would like to have the capability to see which Application Team (via Agent Key or Application Perspective etc.) has used how many APM/IQM Licenses. In order for me to gove...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Future consideration

Add built-it metric to monitor top queries running more than 1 hour

In current Instana, monitor the top queries running more than 100 seconds, this 100 seconds is too short in our case. We want to monitor the running queries more than 1 hour. Please add this capability, thanks.
over 1 year ago in Instana / DB2 / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Ability to switch between versions of API documentation

The customer would like to have an ability to switch between versions of API documentation: https://instana.github.io/openapi/. Currently, we are able to see only the latest version without any possibility to switch to any other version.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Access Control / API-C / Common 1 Future consideration

For instana to support monitoring of Solace

We are positioning Instana for their MQ, ACE, and Datapower, and in progress to work with them on POC, they requested Instana support for Solace and Axway.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Future consideration

Instana on Openshift to use default ingress certificate

Hi, We install instana on openshift on my customer environment, customer wants that instana to use default ingress certificate for itself and not give tls.key and tls.crt files again on instana installation on openshift container platform.Because ...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 1 Future consideration

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud support for Z APM Distributed Gateway and OMEGAMON Instana Integration Proxy

Please add the official support for Z APM Distributed Gateway and OMEGAMON Instana Integration Proxy work on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.1) We'd like to know if it would be possible by Dec 92) Our customer requires that the verification test wo...
over 1 year ago in Instana / IBM Z 0 Future consideration

Warning and Critical are two rules -> Must be correlatable

Warning and Critical are two rules -> Must be correlatable
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Future consideration

Add tags on every level of the landscape

Please add the ability to apply tags on every level, not just on hosts. So i.e. tag a Tomcat with a specific label or tag a java process as per desire.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Future consideration

Dependency map service locations

The map build up by Instana seems to shuffle the services around at random. Meaning if you are analysing the map and either it refreshes or you reload the page, the service can be somewhere else. This is confusing for users
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Future consideration

Tag prefix defintion for teams in RBAC avoiding uncontrolled growth in APs

To avoiding an uncontrolled growth in APs, we suggest to set tag-prefixes per team to allow an easy recognition and applying of naming convention for APs.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 1 Future consideration