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PINNED Self hosted backed on Docker, Support for RHEL 9.x
According to support matrix RHEL 9.x is not supported for self hosted backed installations. However vast majority of customers are using RHEL 9.x RHEL 9.x OS support required for Instana self hosted backend
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.

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AWS Tags not getting captured for Servers where IMSDV2 was enabled..

We have configured Disk Space events on few servers to alert on Disk Space utilization, but the alerts not triggered though the Disk Space threshold exceeded the limit. When verified we noticed that tags are missing for respective servers, and we ...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 1 Delivered

Custom polling rate for MSSQL sensor

Our MSSQL experts noticed that on MSSQL servers, some requests are executed by the agent every second. This is currently expected, as per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-microsoft-sql-server....
3 months ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Delivered

MSSQL Polling rate

Currently, the ability to control or set the polling rate in database sensors are available in DB2 and Oracle, but not MSSQL. The DB performance is impacted by having an aggressive polling rate, and we'd like to adjust it. This is causing high res...
4 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure / Sensor 1 Delivered

TADDM Support for modern Key Exchange (Kex) algo for Linux Machines including curve25519-sha256@libssh.org

In order to perform any discovery on secured Linux Servers, RHEL 7 and 8 latest supported versions and hardened OS it is essential to support sha256 and sha512 Key Exchange algorithms. Currently TADDM does not support many of these algorithms incl...

Support most recent Postgres JDBC Drivers (42.6+)

Following on from this case: https://www.ibm.com/mysupport/s/case/5003p00002obXXWAA2/instana-trace-missing-expected-sql-execution?language=en_US It seems Instana supports JDBC (PostgreSQL) [7.4, 7.4], [8.4, 8.4], [9.0, 9.1] , however t he latest v...
4 months ago in Instana / Java 2 Delivered

Add authenticator module support in Instana Synthetics

The authenticator module (https://www.npmjs.com/package/authenticator) will help scripted browser tests respond to 2FA with an automatically generated TOTP. This helps automate Web pages that implement and enforce 2FA.
4 months ago in Instana / Synthetic 0 Delivered

Support Java21

Hello, We would like the Instana agent to be able to supervise java21 (as well as virtual threads). Best Regards
4 months ago in Instana / Java 1 Delivered

Add functionality to export data dashboard data(in CSV or other consumable format). This can be an export button which outputs a CSV for the Dashboard data.

Add functionality to export data dashboard data(in CSV or other consumable format). This can be an export button which outputs a CSV for the Dashboard data.Currently there is no functionality to do this in the UI.
5 months ago in Instana / Common 2 Delivered

Ability to add blackout periods to alerts.

Rates drop low at night for order placement. It would be nice to have black out periods on alerts to have a higher threshold set during the day with a night blackout period. Then be able to have a second alert for a lower threshold for the overnig...
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 2 Delivered

[Instana] Capture table name during batch writes operation

Currently, our system doesn't support capturing the table name for batch writes and we would like to benefit from this feature.
5 months ago in Instana / Tracing 2 Delivered