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Ability to add more than 10 Application Perspective's to events/alerts/etc

Would like the ability to add more than 10 Application Perspective's to event/alerts. This would allow us to add more Application Perspective's to one alert instead of creating multiple of the same alert to cover the Application Perspective's that...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 1 Functionality already exists

New Agent Key in case of leak or security concerns

As customer I want to ensure that when the Agent Key leaks, nobody can abuse the Key and do harmful things with it. To be able to manage (add, manage, delete) the Keys (Sub-Keys) inside the Instana UI would help to monitor and govern who has acces...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Access Control / Security and Compliance 2 Functionality already exists

Specify request & limits of pod Leader Elector

In https://github.com/instana/helm-charts/blob/main/instana-agent/values.yaml the Instana agent has defined cpu & memory requests and limits, see line 89.However, for the leader elector there are none. As a consequence the leader elector takes...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 7 Functionality already exists

Support for jboss logging version 3.4.1 without programmatic API

For making the JBoss deployment lighter, and for reducing downtime while deployments, we consider that using jboss logging is more convenient than log4j. Unfortunately, this logging framework is not supported by instana (see case #30712). So then,...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Java / Logging / Tracing 3 Functionality already exists

Add a new time option for configuring an Event

The only current time option is the "time window". It would be much appreciated if there is another time option to specify the time for which an event will only trigger if the conditions are met continually during that time. For instance, if we se...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 0 Functionality already exists

Would like Instana to support the writing of the agent logs to the syslog system - See support request 30210

We have both aix and linux agents. We had both agents successfully writing to our syslog for quite some time (> 9 months). Recently (perhaps 6 weeks ago), after we upgraded our agents, the aix agent no longer writes to the syslog. The linux age...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 2 Functionality already exists

Role Based Access Control - Add Functionallity to be able to limit access to specific Platforms (Vmware, HMC)

Hello.We would like to limit user access to see only specific applications and hosts. We create group and we can exclude/include scope for website, applications, mobileapps and kubernetes.But we cannot exclude Platforms view for HMC and Vmware. Re...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Access Control 1 Functionality already exists

API: Support EntityId->Host parameter in query to get all Snapshots of a single Host

Introduction: In an Enterprise Context, Instana contains valueable informations about running software on single machines or clusters, when an Agent is installed. With the current API it is hard to replicate UI functionalities, like showing all pr...
over 1 year ago in Instana / API-C / Infrastructure 2 Functionality already exists

Show all database traces even if they all succeed

We opened a case for missing database calls and learned how Instana works for successful calls. The engineering team sent us the following quote, "Span batching in general doesn't consider the payloads. The rules are based on span metadata like d...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Tracing 3 Functionality already exists

Ability to access Application Logs from Instana UI

Ability to access Application Logs from Instana UI from log management tools alike we now have the ability to access the logs based on infra entities.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Logging 1 Functionality already exists