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PINNED Configure maintenance flyouts
User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?
PINNED Re-Login URL Problem in IDP Enabled Backend
Hi, When a user logout from the IDP-enabled K8/OCP-based installation, it forwards the user to the base URL to which a user can't log in. So they need to change URL to tenant again. That behaviour creates confusion on the user side. Thank you.

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Support Java 19

We've moved to java 19 version due to performance reasons and lost access to instana monitoring when we upgraded.
7 days ago in Instana / Java 1

ktor library support

Everyone using Kotlin platform.
8 days ago in Instana / Java 0 Under review

On the Application Dashboard, Provide Total Wait (Latency x Calls) in the dashboards. This would definitely could be added to the top services widget.

The App Dashboard doesn't really let you know what is the busiest service or endpoint that has the most wait. The calls let you know it's busy, but you don't know if it's a problem because it could be a really fast cached call. The latency is good...
8 days ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted

On agents, create the ability to only specify certain sensors instead of trying to implement all possible sensors

We've found that it's really difficult to blacklist certain agent sensors since there are so many different processes on developer workstations that run with .net or java. It starts to collect information on a lot of products and you have to spend...
8 days ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

Resource Filtering for Mediation Packs in Predictive Insoights

It's currently only possible to filter on Metrics being pushed into Spark/Cassandra, being able to further filter and exclude resources deemed unimportant will help refine and focus Metrics being consumed by the Analytics engine and therefore gene...
8 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Submitted

Filter unwanted Properties from the Topology Resource Details

Hello Team, We are looking to filter out some of the Properties in the Resource Details in Topology Viewer. Some of these Properties are not relevant to our End users and are considered noise when troubleshooting for an Event. For example, "entity...
8 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Planned for future release

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.
9 days ago in Instana / DB2 0 Under review

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.
9 days ago in Instana / API-C / Common / Enterprise/Integration 0 Under review

Publication of API docs for the self-hosted k8s operator releases

API documentation for Docker-based self-hosted backends is available via https://$INSTANA_URL/docs/index.html.The customer would like to have the same for the Kubernetes operator self-hosted backend for each released version.Ticket: https://instan...
9 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 0 Future consideration

over-come event watcher limitation

Hello, Whenever file watcher event fires for the first time, relevant file should not be in server path, else IWA consider it as old file and fails to submit the job. through an IBM case we came to know that it is a limitation of IWA. Due to this ...
10 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release