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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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Enhanced Visibility of Deployed Application Versions.

Update the topology, application, and/or overview screens in MCM to more effectively see what release(s) of applications are deployed to which clusters. These views should be consumable even when there are 100s of clusters and support grouping by ...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration

More control for application updates at scale

When doing an application update (such as from v1.0 to v1.1) for multiple Deployables each deployed in their own cluster, the customer needs more control over how those upgrades are performed. The ability to do a canary deployment (upgrade just on...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration

Rolling upgrades for a single Deployable

When doing an application update (such as from v1.0 to v1.1) for a single Deployable, MCM should support Kubernetes rolling upgrades for each service in the application so that the application can be upgraded with zero downtime. Our understanding ...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 2 Future consideration

Improvements for state "Stuck Online"

Today, we have very limited possibilities to operate a resource with state "stuck online". There are two functions that should be improved:1. a resource stays in "stuck online" if the stop request is canceled and the desired state isn't "offline" ...
over 10 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 3 Not under consideration

Oracle Exacc Discovery enablement

We are not able to enable TADDM discovery for oracle Exacc in the current version of TADDM 7.3 FP3 . Could you please kindly build a new customized oracle Exacc sensor which helps us to enable the discovery for the same.
over 2 years ago in Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager 0 Planned for future release

Omegamon Agent Situational Action Origination Point

In an environment with multiple TEM Servers the agents don't have the option to choose which TEMS will use the action item for a Situational Action. It defaults to the TEMS the agent reports directly to. In my environment I have a TEMS on z/OS and...
over 2 years ago in ITM/IBM APM 0 Future consideration

kerberos support for iws agent windows userids

Provide support for kerberized windows userids for IWS. Currently we have to create the userid and password on IWSz and the passwords are entered in plain text.
over 2 years ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release

Handling of jobstream submissions during switchplan

During the execution of the switchplan sometimes the submit of jobstreams fails. The reason is obviuous: the Symphony file is being created at this moment and the submission cannot be handled therefore. Currently users must prevent this from happe...
over 5 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Not under consideration

Custom Template Sensor - executeCommandWithTimeout (may) block if standard input is not redirected from a file

The executeCommandWithTimeout command (may) block if standard input is not redirected from a file. The command we are executing does not as far as I can tell read from standard input, so I don't really understand why this is happening). We redirec...
over 5 years ago in Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager 1 Is a defect

Custom Template Sensor - executeCommandWithTimeout does not handle standard error

The jython executeCommandWithTimeout does not handle standard error. We had to redirect stderr to stdout to see anything written on stderr. The output on stderr should be logged by default.
over 5 years ago in Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager 1 Not under consideration