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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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  • 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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Removal of temporary files

I have the following feature request:1. if the Instana agent is stopped it should remove its temporary files2. If the Instana agent is started it should remove old temporary files. This can happen if the Instana agent has previously not stopped co...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 0 Functionality already exists

Support AWS API Gateway

Customer asked if Instana could extend their monitoring capabilities by adding AWS API Gateway to the supported technologies.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

More verbose/readable audit logs in Instana UI

I would like more verbosity in the Audit Log with more detail of what exactly changed so that I can more accurately evaluate (or undo) changes made by users.
 IIRC this was mainly around 1) the use of IDs rather than display names and 2) vague eve...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Not under consideration

Live SLI on Grafana

I am creating this Feature Request for our Customer. They want to have live SLI on Grafana as this is important for them.
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Submitted

Alerts/Events details download option in Incident page CSV/Excel

The client would like to have an option to download a list of triggered Alerts/Events via an excel/csv file based on an applied filter. Use-case:To do more analysis like frequent alerts max impacted services and etc.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 0 Not under consideration

Make SLO status more clear using Red/Orange indicator

Customer want to use the big number widget in status dashboard using SLI / SLI data source. While using this if the SLO is less than 100% and greater than 99.95% they wanted to keep an Orange color and for the less than 99.50% they need a Red colo...
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Submitted

Managing group permissions separate from group members via API

The client would like to propose a feature request for managing group permissions through the Instana API without always providing all group members.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Not under consideration

Display number of Active Servers for a respective service against time-series chart

Customer would like to monitor their ASG based EC2 instances auto-scaling activity and they want a metric to plot in custom dashboards against the time-series chart. They have attached a reference image which they used to plot in their previous AP...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Infrastructure 1 Future consideration

events does not have end state

No description provided
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Future consideration

Manage agent keys inside Instana UI

Follow on from this ticket where it was necessary to rotate the Agent Keys this feature request is for the capability to manage Agent Keys from the Instana UI in order to limit the visibility and usage of keys to specific teams or parts of the org...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 1 Not under consideration