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PINNED Configure maintenance flyouts
User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?
PINNED Instana Backend on ARM
Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.

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Improvement of status of file-observer

When the file-observer has the state "finished", there are still some jobs in the background, i.e. indexing in Elasticsearch. The state in the overview of topology-management is irritating, as the user might still see some undefined resources in ...
11 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Planned for future release

Custom URL Tool with UserID

Want to be able to create a customer URL tool that also shows the userID of the user that clicks on the customer URL tool. The current documentation was incorrect as it was using cookies as follows: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/networkmanager/4.2.0...
about 2 months ago in Tivoli Network Manager 0 Under review

Disabling instrumentation for a specific pod and jdbc connection

Hi, We request you the possibility to disable tracing for an specific pod or for any specific jdbc connection. Right now the only wat to disable tracing for a pod is by doing ignore processes. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/curr...
7 months ago in Instana / Tracing 3 Functionality already exists

Deploy different instana-agent.customresource.yaml in k8s worker nodes

Hi, Based on the fact that not all the worker nodes run the same applications and ca be different between each others, it can be needed yo deploy different configuration.yaml files based on the needs. For example, put some custom tags inside some ...
7 months ago in Instana / Agent 2 Not under consideration

Combine Azure volume scaling with VM scaling based on VM tags

What is the desired customer use case?: The customer would like from a policy to trigger the actions and execute the n actions at the same time (automatically/programmatically using API calls based on VM tags to select all the action related to o...
6 months ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Not under consideration

ER to add the number of vCPU as a filter in the "Cloud Instance Type for Scaling under Scaling Constraints/Policies and the filter for "Memory capacity" does not seem to work

What is the desired customer use case?: See screenshot attached The customer is requesting this ER to add the number of vCPU as a filter when it comes to select "Cloud Instance Types" for Scaling under Scaling Constraints/Policies. Also the filt...
6 months ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 1 Planned for future release

Improve SuperCluster Implementation & Configuration

SuperClustering is one of the more unique & useful features that enables a lot of functionality across environments within Turbonomic. Unfortunately, it can be extremely cumbersome to implement SuperClustering due to requiring specific merge p...
4 months ago in IBM Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 0 Planned for future release

Release markers on Custom Dashboards

when working with Custom Dashboards I want to have an indication when changes happen in order to analyze my data around a focal point. For this I would like to have release markers also in the Time Series widget on Custom Dashboards.
3 months ago in Instana / Common 0 Planned for future release

SNMP Polling can't be done in the console

Currently ITNM is not used for performance polling and SNMP polling is not in scope and the topology is only used for discovery purpose.
21 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Define reoccurring maintenance windows

Please offer the possibility to define reoccuring "maintenance windows". Usecase: Prevent getting alerts for process-restarts that are scheduled every night / every Sunday / on each 1. day of a month / …
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 0