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PINNED Enable HSTS by default on all user facing endpoints
Currently, customer can enable HSTS for EUM and all nginx components (so everything except agent traffic) by eum { hsts_enabled=true} on docker-based installations (opt-in). That EUM settings affect also HSTS on the Instana backend i.e., for at ap...
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?

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Support for r2dbc

Hi team, opening this feature request on behalf of a customer to support monitoring of r2dbc projects which is "the new cool way to access databases" :) Comments from customer:"we have a fully reactive Spring-Boot application which uses R2DBC to a...
4 months ago in Instana / Agent / Java / Sensor 0 Under review

Instana Self-Hosted make ports 8080 and 8081 configureable

Customer cannot use Instana onPrem environment as onPrem Instana requires 8080 and 8081 ports and doesn't allow to change the ports during installation. There is a software installed on all servers in customer environment as per policy of the cust...
5 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Not under consideration

Access audit logs to server to use in SPLUNK

Would like to have logs written to the server. As an on-prem customer, we keep tabs on the server and logs with Splunk. Go getting the audit log via the UI isn't the best solution for their use case.
6 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Future consideration

Tracing through Ivory & CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) with Instana

SOAP endpoints running in CICS are recognised in Instana as endpoints only when served through an Ivory Server and the CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG). Native CTG tracing should provide insights required to expose endpoints as Service entities in I...
6 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Needs more information

Instana Backend on ARM

Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.
8 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Future consideration

Data after retention period is not correct

The Unbounded Analytics is operating on the data-set that's in the data-store for the selected timeframe. When the timeframe is outside of the (full-granularity) short term window that is defined in the self-hosted configuration the results are im...
about 1 year ago in Instana 0 Future consideration

Instana k8s as operator + customer file - Exclude namespaces

It definitively makes sense to provide a mechanism which allows users to exclude entities from monitoring based on annotations and meta data
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent / Kubernetes 0 Future consideration

Hostname details instead of service name in custom event alert?

The customer would like to see Hostname details in custom event alerts instead of service or process names.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 1 Functionality already exists

Add an "export to CSV" button to extract information from instana

The customer would like to have an option to "export data to CSV" from the analytic view in order to extract data from Instana to generate reports for SLA for their clients.
over 1 year ago in Instana 1 Not under consideration

Agent / Sensor Releases with a stable tacked Released version

The customer suggested that we implement a stable tag with the rollout of our Agents and Sensor releases in a way : That enables customers to relay on a stable release without major Bugs or issues.
over 1 year ago in Instana 0 Planned for future release