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Extend time window to more than 120 min

Hello, Currently, when creating an event with built-in host metrics, the time window is limited to 120 min We received the following request, which is not currently possible with this limitation : - trigger an alert when a filesystem is > 70% f...
3 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration

vSphere sensor should be able to monitor multiple vCenter environments

Most customers have multiple vCenter environments. With the current design, customers must dedicate multiple VMs in order to monitor multiple vCenter environments. This is a waste of resources and means that the customer must dedicate multiple ser...
9 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Host Agent to run without sudoers permission

We've gotten this request from a few customers that don't want processes running as root. The request is to provide support for the Host Agent to run as non-root user. The customer understands that they would be giving up some of the discovery cap...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 3 Future consideration

Publish version history for instana agent and k8sensor

When upgrading to a new version of the static instana agent we have no idea what changes there actually are in the new version. We would like to know what we're getting ourselves into, and to be able to chose whether to upgrade or not. Additionall...
7 months ago in Instana / Security and Compliance 0 Future consideration

Enhancing RabbitMQ monitoring by decoupling queue metrics from node affiliation or implementing automated metric udates once a queue is reloacted to a diffrent RabbitMQ node

For RabbitMQ in a multi-node environment, Instana message queue metrics are tied to specific nodes, causing issues when message queues are relocated to different nodes due to node failures. This leads to failed updates and no data representation i...
7 months ago in Instana / Sensor 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...
about 2 years ago in Instana / Synthetic 3 Future consideration

Instana grouping in Analyze Calls for Smart Alert Event by blueprint template

If you jump from smart alert event to analytc by clicking on "Analyze Calls" the predefined grouping seems to be defaulted to 'by endpoint'.It would help a lot if grouping would be done by templated blueprint criteria.
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 5 Future consideration

Add possibility to group alerts by geographic location

We have many smart alerts per country both in the application and website perspective, it would be nice to be able to set a geographic location (editable or not). In our case it would be very useful to have a distribution by continents so as not t...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

Instana console showing servers in offline state

There happend a case where a few servers had instana agent stopped running and they stopped showing up on the console infrastructure monitoring. There should be a way in the instana console where we can see the server being shown in the map or in ...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Infrastructure 2 Future consideration

Custom Event multiple conditions

This is a follow up to Aha Idea 729 which requested multiple conditions on a custom event. This is now available. However, it does not address our Use Cases, primarily as ita) It only allows multiple conditions on a single Entity typeb) only allow...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration