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  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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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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Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on VMware ESXi 6.7 support

The purpose of this RFE is to request support of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on VMware ESXi 6.7.One of the IBM project teams at large customer needs an official support of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on VMware ESXi ...
over 2 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 1 Planned for future release

Usage and Metering

As an MCM service provider, I’d like to be able to retrieve usage and metering data through our MCM hub via a multi-tenant aware API at relative high frequency (on demand) for billing purposes.
almost 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Functionality already exists

Analytics to have priority configuration and AND/OR condition

In NOI 1.4.1, user are not able to create pattern for multiple Suggestion given by Analytics.
almost 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Planned for future release

RCA for NetACT devices

In order to enable this "RCA" based event correlation, a few key Omnibus event fields need to be populated, including NmosEventMap, LocalNodeAlias, LocalPriObj, EventId as well as the corresponding configuration in files such as EventGatewaySchema...
almost 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 0 Planned for future release

Transition ION smart driver

Transition ION backup and restore card(media converter) configurations in 19-Slot or 6-Slot Chassis
almost 3 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 0 Future consideration

Provide annotation and export of maps to Visio, PDF, PNG and print.

Provide annotation and export of maps to Visio, PDF, PNG and print.
about 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Functionality already exists

Ability to queue discoveries one after another.

Currently can schedule discoveries but doesn't provide the same function. Sometimes discoveries of large groups cause issues with database or don't complete. If these could be done in smaller chunks running back to back there would be less issues....
about 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 0 Future consideration

Redesign Cisco/Juniper Remote Ping Polling

urrently requires R/W access to device MIB to enable. This is a security finding in DoD and typically not allowed. Need a way to track BGP routes that does not require this access for rping. Would be nice if BGP routes could be identified in some ...
about 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

Ability to add background images to maps

Ability to add background images to maps and be able to resize them. Currently images do not stay where they are put and don't scale with window size.
about 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 1 Not under consideration

Add proxy user credentials to Amazon EC2 Plugin configuration

Within our company connections to AWS are internet facing and routed via a proxy where we are required to provide user credentials. We would like the ability to provide the proxy settings within the plugin configuration file.
about 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release