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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 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...

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Additional Topic Metrics for Kafka

Customer monitors Kafka performance based off lag with the topics. Right now we have bytes metrics along with messages in but they need visibility for the Messages Out metric too. Metrics needed: Messages Out Lag (difference in Messages in and out)
10 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Report offset lag for kafka consumers

I created a library/custom utility that monitors the kafka consumers and records the offset lags across our event driven architecture. It is further integrated with LogDNA and slack which helps to send alerts to the squads for any offset lags in a...
10 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Instana should warn when a cluster or node is unscheduleable due to pod limits

In the OCP Console, there is a warning when a nodes node's available resources are exceeded by the limits of the running workloads, making the node unschedulable. Right now it is possible to show on a custom dashboard that the limits/available is ...
10 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

Permission: Seperate permissions / introduce new permission for Service endpoint configuration

Currently "Service and Endpoint Mapping" permission is keeping global permissions to custom service rule and synthetic endpoints. We bellive that service endpoint configuration should be done by users for their services while global permission sho...
10 months ago in Instana / Access Control 1 Future consideration

Rate Function without the mean over time

A customer is using Instana Dashboard to display Prometheus metrics and using the Mean and Rate function. The calculation of the Rate function returns the difference divided by the time period. The customers idea is to have an option or the metric...
10 months ago in Instana / Metric Store 0 Future consideration

Find Kubernetes entities if the end time is greater than the entity lifetime

At the moment one can find an entity (e.g. Kubernetes Deployment) if the start time is earlier than the entity creation time but it is not possible to find an entity if the selected end time in the UI is later than the entity deletion/termination/...
10 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Future consideration

Support Apache Httpd for servers with PowerPC 64 bits little endian (ppc64le) architecture

Hi, Financiera Efectiva has some servers running on Power PC 64 little endian architecture. Currently, Instana doesn't support this architecture. Please your support for enabling the tracing module and tracing library to trace all the request. Reg...
10 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Future consideration

Openshift's S2I Python Apps Trace

The customer wants to trace Python applications which are built by Openshift's S2I method by using Instana's Python Autotrace Webhook. However, this feature could be used with a workaround solution by adding "INSTANA_AUTOTRACE_USE_LIB_INSTANA_INIT...
10 months ago in Instana / Python 0 Future consideration

Instana support for monitoring Netezza

Customer is asking for a way to monitor traffic, load and performance for Netezza Performance Server in near real time.
11 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure / Sensor 1 Future consideration

Nobl9 has difficulties when integrating Instana's Application APIs.

1) On the Analytics page, the API query button does not generate a complete JSON blob that can be used to query Instana to get the same result as shown on the UI. - No group by option in the generated JSON.- No Hidden Calls filtering in the JSON. ...
11 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure 0 Future consideration