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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on-premises, containers, cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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  • Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps - including Netcool Operations Management portfolio

  • Edge Application Manager

  • IBM Observability with Instana

  • IBM Turbonomic ARM

  • Instana

  • ITM-APM Products - including IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8

  • Workload Automation - including Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - including Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM


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PINNED Self hosted backed on Docker, Support for RHEL 9.x
According to support matrix RHEL 9.x is not supported for self hosted backed installations. However vast majority of customers are using RHEL 9.x RHEL 9.x OS support required for Instana self hosted backend
PINNED Instana on OpenShift Route Flexibility
Hi, My customer has a question about Instana route definitions on OCP. Basically, they have an OCP console address like console-openshift-console.apps.ocpcluster.ibm.com. According to the document; - basedn URL should be like instana.apps.ocpclust...

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Service Entity rules with an Application Perspective scope should only fire if calls in the AP are impacted

TL DR - the customer expectation when setting up a Service alert with an Application Perspective scope is that it uses the same KPIs that they see when viewing the service within the AP.
about 3 years ago in Instana / Alert 0 Functionality already exists

Macro to determine subsystem name of the current PIF-session in Cobol

Programms (Cobol) communicating with IWS via PIF and allocated EQQYPARM-file do not have access to the subsystem name. The internal BIB-block stores or point to this data. However this block ist not documented.
about 3 years ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release

Provide Store and Forward Feature for Message Bus Gateway

Need the same capability as other Netcool/Omnibus gateways for the Message Bus Gateway to store and forward the event data when the targeted message bus is unavailable.
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Planned for future release

Application and Event monitoring statefulset operators

The community around the operator pattern and the community framework has gained a lot of traction and has matured quite a bit from its original proposal and delivery. There are increasingly more examples of technologies adopting this pattern (htt...
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration

Operator pattern based deployment lifecycle management for the Application and Event monitoring workload

Refactor the ibm-cloud-appmgmt-prod helm chart to be replaced by a go-sdk operator for controlling the deployment lifecycle, administrative and operation tasks of the IBM Cloud App Management workload. Note: Not to be confused with using a helm-t...
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Future consideration

Vertical scaling of Application and Event monitoring stateful services

A means by which to effectively perform vertical scaling of key stateful services in the `ibm-cloud-appmgmt-prod` chart. Today, the stateful services include PersistentVolumeClaims in their pod spec, and use helm values to configure the size of t...
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration

Netcool Impact: manage scripts via source code management systems (Bitbucket / Git)

Add integration support to Bitbucket (Git) to allow end users to manage policy code on a project basis.
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Future consideration

ITNM capability to create wireless heatmaps

This RFE is to suggest adding wireless heatmaps to ITNM to enhance mangement of wireless networks. A wireless heatmap would allow end-users to discover wireless access points and create a floorplan to show the signal strength of the access point e...
about 3 years ago in Tivoli Network Manager 0 Future consideration

Enhanced Placement Rules

Allow for additional inputs into the placement rules. For example: cost of resources within a cluster, network latency of a cluster (ex: edge vs central cloud), networking capacity between locations, cluster hardware capabilities (CPU pinning, GPU...
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Not under consideration

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 ...
about 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration