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PINNED Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution
First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
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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Enhance abnormal process termination detection with process name/PID of the KILL signal origin

The eBPF process termination sensor could enrich generated the events with name and PID of the process that sent the KILL signal. Similar to what BCC does: https://github.com/iovisor/bcc/blob/master/tools/killsnoop_example.txt
over 1 year ago in Instana / C / Team Proxies 1 Not under consideration

Get warning if heap-size for datastore in settings.hcl is smaller then recommended size

When Instana is setup, we can add in settings.hcl configurations related to the heap size of each Instana datastore/component. It would help to generate a warning (while running an instana command or directly in Instana itself) to alert that the g...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

Access audit logs to server to use in SPLUNK

Would like to have logs written to the server. As an on-prem customer, we keep tabs on the server and logs with Splunk. Go getting the audit log via the UI isn't the best solution for their use case.
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Access Control 2 Not under consideration

Instana k8s as operator + customer file - Exclude namespaces

It definitively makes sense to provide a mechanism which allows users to exclude entities from monitoring based on annotations and meta data
over 2 years ago in Instana / Agent / Kubernetes 0 Not under consideration

Add an "export to CSV" button to extract information from instana

The customer would like to have an option to "export data to CSV" from the analytic view in order to extract data from Instana to generate reports for SLA for their clients.
over 2 years ago in Instana 1 Not under consideration

Potential Problems Digest

a single location for viewing/reviewing anomalies is desired.Customer’s use case needs a 1-week look back
almost 3 years ago in Instana / Alert 0 Not under consideration

Need to Modify Built-in Event for System load too high (parametrization of built-in events)

The customer needs to modify one built-in event for High CPU Utilization .Changes they want in metric:
1. Load Threshold = 75 % (85% for streaming servers)
2. Sliding window span = 15 min Can you please help them to create a new built-in event wit...
almost 3 years ago in Instana / Alert 0 Not under consideration

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

add the historic data indicator to the dashboards to avoid the confusion.
about 3 years ago in Instana 1 Not under consideration

Instana Agent should only bind to port 42699 on select private interfaces

We would like to stop the Docker agent from listening on port 42699.
about 3 years ago in Instana 2 Not under consideration

define specific tmp folder

The client request the possibility to redefine the location of the temporary files. Use case:https://www.instana.com/docs/setup_and_manage/host_agent/on/linux/#temporary-files states that the location for temporary files is /tmp/.instana .As the I...
about 3 years ago in Instana 0 Not under consideration