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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on-premises, containers, cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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  • Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps - including Netcool Operations Management portfolio

  • Edge Application Manager

  • IBM Observability with Instana

  • ITM-APM Products - including IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8

  • Workload Automation - including Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - including Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM


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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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Provide search feature in custom dashboards for sharing and endpoints

The customer wants to have a search bar to pick and choose the metrics we want.
over 1 year ago in Instana 1 Future consideration

Make Context Guide information available via API

As an Instana user I would like to be able to export the information about the stack I see in the Context Guide via the API so that I can enrich the metric data we already use the API for. As an example I would like to be able to retrieve pod metr...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Infrastructure 0 Future consideration

Heap Dump and Thread Dump options for JVM should be controlled by RBAC

As an Instana administrator I want to be able to limit Instana users ability to trigger a heap or thread dump from the Instana UI using RBAC so that I can prevent unauthorized users from doing this.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 0 Not under consideration

Ability for analysing large traces

Customer has several applications performing a 6 or 7 digit number of subcalls which brings a few challenges for Instana as Instana cannot visualize such large traces. Customer is seeking an optimization to be able to let Instana support in such c...
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Planned for future release

Smart Alert Weekly seasonality baseline not working

No description provided
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Is a defect

group of calls "Without log message"

They want the possibility to group the calls "Without log message" in Analytics.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Application perspectives / Tracing 0 Submitted

Traces are not shown for a "hmsbatchscheduler" service when selected larger duration

add the historic data indicator to the dashboards to avoid the confusion.
over 1 year ago in Instana 1 Not under consideration

Arithmetic operations on dashboard widgets

The customer wants to be able to create a widget using simple operations (x % / + -...).One of the use cases is creating the widget displaying the count per minute so they have to divide the average by 60 which is not yet possible.
over 1 year ago in Instana 1 Planned for future release

SSO and Groups

The idea would be that we configure the dedicated groups in AD and assign them to the corresponding users. Instana would have to use the group provided in the SAML request and map the user to the group within Instana.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 2 Functionality already exists

Custom dashboards metric selection improvements in the legend / tooltip

A couple of requests from the customer for enhancing the colors on Custom Dashboards:* Colors palette should stay stable: Currently a refresh in live mode can return a new color for existing metric lines.* Re-use colors across widgets: If a metric...
over 1 year ago in Instana 1 Future consideration