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PINNED Support for Instana Backend on OpenShift
Openshift support is on our roadmap and definitely something we want to support at Instana. Beta is planned for Q2 and GA for Q3.

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Turbonomic uses APIs. We can contribute to Azure API throttling. How do we manage and minimize this impact.

Many clients have multiple applications using API calls in Azure Subscriptions. Security Apps, Compliance Apps, APMS (like Dynatrace) , Terraform, and our IBM apps - Turbonomic ARM and parkmycloud (PMC). Whilst Turbonomic may not be the main consu...
7 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 1 Submitted

re-occurring maintenance window

It appears the only way to set maintenance windows (to suppress alerts) is to setup a maintenance window but it only allows specific dates and times. Our maintenance windows are set by day of week and time (regardless of specific date). For exampl...
14 days ago in Instana / Alert 1 Planned for future release

Spring Batch Tracing

We are trying to gather traces from Spring Batch applications running as steps in an Argo workflow. The applications may start processing before the Instana agent has discovered and instrumented the JVM. We need a method to effectively trace Sprin...
22 days ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Submitted

LDAP integration - automatic retrieve list of users and groups

It would be a useful feature that Instana, after the integration with LDAP, would automatically retrieve all users and groups from the LDAP according to the filter given in the LDAP configuration. This way administration of new users would be m...
5 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 3 Needs more information

Support for Instana Backend on OpenShift

Openshift support is on our roadmap and definitely something we want to support at Instana. Beta is planned for Q2 and GA for Q3.
5 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 6

Enhance List Widget to work with touch and mouse on devices with touchscreen

If a List Widget is loaded on any page of DASH, this List Widget will not show any Scrollbar, if opened on a browser on a device with touchscreen. So it is hard to use with mouse then. Other functionality as HTML-Links within SmartText Widget and ...
2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 2 Needs more information

Secure files in /tmp/.instana

Original issue description: Our security policy does not accept files with permission to write and execute inside the directory "/tmp", as INSTANA creates this type of file in "/tmp/.instana" we have several issues of vulnerability. We verified in...
3 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Future consideration

ISM protocols in Instana

We would like to add ISM functionalities from the ISM agent (ITM and APM) to the Instana. It is necessary for us to have these functionalities so we can propose to our current customers to transfer from the ITM/APM solutions to Instana. Several of...
5 months ago in Instana / Synthetic 1 Future consideration

Combine Azure volume scaling with VM scaling based on VM tags

What is the desired customer use case?: The customer would like from a policy to trigger the actions and execute the n actions at the same time (automatically/programmatically using API calls based on VM tags to select all the action related to o...
18 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Submitted

Relative deviation for custom events metrics

There should be a functionality to define the relative deviation instead of absolute deviation when creating custom events. For example, when we create a new custom event for "Entity - Application" and "Metric - Call count", we don't want to choos...
19 days ago in Instana / Alert 1 Under review