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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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GUI for poll definition and policy testing example results

System: IBM Tivoli Network Manager Actor: Need a feature that will allow the user to select a poll definition and policy, execute a mock poll, and display the results to determine how many devices, which devices, and the overall effect this would ...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

GUI for creating key-value pairs for custom information

System: IBM Tivoli Network Manager Actor: User needs to create key-value pairs in custom data tags. Description: Having a GUI to create these tags, upload the contents, and manage the data and data values would greatly increase the effectiveness o...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Functionality already exists

Feature to specify Hold Time

The current hold feature does not allow releasing the hold after a period of time. Requirement is for a feature to put a job on hold for a particular period of time.
about 5 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Need for a loop function in device scripts

There is currently no method for performing a group of actions repeatedly in a device script ie. 01=do something02=if=this happens03=send=sometext04=goto 0105=endif06=do something else
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 2 Not under consideration

Multi-Tenacy and RBAC control in Topology Library

Add functionality to enhance Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) in Map Libraries. User should only see their login and not all logins.
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

REST API to set device login credentials into ServiceTemplate

Need similar REST API to support this EJB function. NativeCommandSetCommand.setCommandAuthentication(userName, password, enPassword, useOnlyDynaAuth);
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 1 Future consideration

DWC - Operator acknowledgement of jobs in error for ease of managing multiple controllers

DWC - Operator acknowledgement of jobs in error for ease of managing multiple controllers.
about 5 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Add the ability to view z/OS Current Plan numbers in the DWC

Add the ability to view z/OS Current Plan numbers in the DWC.
about 5 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Not under consideration

Include DNCIM customizations (tables) into export/import tools package

Network Manager provides an import/export package for migration/upgrades. This is expected to bring the entirely of configuration/customization of a network Manager installation into a new installation. This is mostly complete. However, the produc...
about 5 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 2 Not under consideration

DWC All Preds Option

For Dynamic Workload Console (DWC), would like to have an ALL PREDS option. Like in the ispf IWS panels, under a job/operation, option 9 is ALL PREDS option. The only option under DWC is impact view but it can be hard to read.
over 5 years ago in Workload Automation 3 Not under consideration