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FR - Certificate Expiry Sensor

Hi, As an Instana user I would like the ability to have a metric showing the number of days until a certificate expires, including the ability to alert at x or y days until expiry, so that I can proactively prevent issues caused when this happens. BR
about 2 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

IBM Tivoli Monitoring (Webstart Client) should support OpenJDK

Currently IBM Tivoli Monitoring (SP12/13) Webstart Client only supports Java 1.8. It should support OpenJDK in future releases.To superseed Java 1.8 by OpenJDK is a strategic issue in our company. BR Andrea
about 2 months ago in ITM/IBM APM 2 Not under consideration

Use traditional Netcool OMNIbus icon in Connectors

Netcool is a legend! Give credit to its history and give us back our beloved Netcool OMNIbus icon. The large user base will be pleased and grateful.
about 2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Allow installation and patching via sudo rule instead of requiring actual root access

Our security teams do not like providing us access to root to perform installations and patching activities. Their stated preference is that we use sudo rules. Having to coordinate the activity with the Linux admins means double the human resource...
about 2 months ago in Workload Automation 2 Future consideration

Agent liveness check

While Instana Agent offers a health endpoint, this endpoint is only available on the localhost we are seeking a reliable way of validating that the agent is running by ie polling a heartbeat of liveness check without the need for another monitorin...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

Event on Redis cluster integrity

We would like to monitor our Redis clusters' integrity. We run multiple clusters with multiple shards. Each shard should have at least one replica. Example output from `redis cluster nodes` with three shards each with a replica:# redis cluster nod...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Under review

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.
about 2 months ago in Instana / Common 0 Planned for future release

24 hour (daily) granularity on long term views

When looking at a few weeks worth of data in Instana granularity is set to 12 hours.When having a daily seasonality in traffic - which I assume most Instana users have to some extend - this means that data like the number of calls cannot be easily...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Application perspectives 1 Future consideration

Allow visibility on timed out Redis requests on the client side

In our redis client implementation instana does not trace high latency calls that raise a timeout exception. For better understanding redis behaviour these slow calls should be traced as well.
about 2 months ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 1 Under review

Allow users to change the pre-defined severity of a built-in event and allow to change the related metric thresholds

There is a bunch of built-in events, but in some cases users won't agree with the severity level of the events or the selected metric thresholds. Please allow users to change these in built-in events. Seems like something that should have been pos...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted