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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 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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kubectl instana plugin should support license verify feature

Same as docker "instana license verify", kubectl instana plugin should allow to verify the license during the installation and later. One of the customers (Freedom mobile) asked about that feature
4 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Future consideration

Support for Tracing Istio Ingress Gateways on OCP

Customer using Istio Ingress Gateways on OCP cannot trace calls going through this component, losing visibility on the latency and balancing provided by this component. Adding this will complete the view end-to-end of a call entering an OCP cluste...
4 months ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Planned for future release

Support for NGINX 1.25 Alpine tracing on K8s/OCP

Right now support is available up to 1.24 alpine. We would need support for 1.25 alpine to trace calls going through the NGINX running on K8s/OCP
4 months ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Planned for future release

Increase Retention Time for Mobile App Beacons

We currently only have a history of 7 days which is not even covering an entire release cycle of 2 weeks. Ideally would be a data retention time of at least 4 weeks so we can compare data over a longer period and especially with the previous rollo...
4 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure 0 Future consideration

Extend the agent prometheus import with openmetrics standard

Hello, As of today, if you want to import metrics following this standard, you can't use the PROM importer despite this format is supported by PROM itsef. https://openmetrics.io/ The only alternative is to use telegraf to convert the prom metrics ...
4 months ago in Instana / Metric Store 1 Future consideration

"IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Transfers" is not available in Grafana

"IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Transfers" is not exposed in Instana, unlike "IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Agent" and "IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Coordination Queue Manager". This means that you cannot select "IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Transfer...
4 months ago in Instana / MQ / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Retrieving Error Information for traces with the New V2 API Endpoint

We have encountered an issue with the new Instana APM tool API v2 and require your assistance to resolve it. **Problem Description:** Previously, we have been using the endpoint `//api/application-monitoring/analyze/traces/{id}` to obtain details ...
4 months ago in Instana / API-C 0 Planned for future release

Otel C++ SDK official support in AIX and RHEL

Now Otel C++ SDK is supported only for Ubuntu 2020 and Windows 2016.But in the IBM delivered financial systems, C++ applications are running in AIX and RHEL, which are considered to be more appropriate for Enterprise usecase. Please add Otel C++ S...
4 months ago in Instana / Other Tracers 1 Planned for future release

Memory Limits Allocation

Issue: Case numberTS014283635 We are receiving alerts from eks_commhub_prod_east_2 cluster stating that the below mentioned nodes are breaching the Memory Limits Allocation. ip-10-45-30-219.us-east-2.compute.internalip-10-45-31-81.us-east-2.comput...
5 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1 Not under consideration

Enhance the MFT agent dashboard

These "missing" metrics were not decided to show in the agent dashboard when the sensor was created:Total Timed Out Transfers The count of total timedout transfers through the agent.Total Retrying transfers The count of total retrying transfers th...
5 months ago in Instana / MQ / Sensor 1 Future consideration