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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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Update kubernetes certificate when an instance is upgraded

I recently had an issue with a large financial customer where I made a license change and it caused the instance to show that none of the targets were validated any longer. After some troubleshooting, I found a certificate had expired. We worked w...
15 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Authentication & Security 2 Needs more information

Add an UNDO button for actions

Many times, users approve rightsizing of application VMs based on Turbo recommendations and realize as soon as it is completed that the change causes problems. The immediately request we "put it back" and we need to research the original configura...
16 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 3 Needs more information

Instana php sensor php8.1 support

The latest PHP version (8.1) of the Instana PHP sensor is not supported now (https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-php says versions supported - 5.3-8.0), but It's been 7 months since php8.1 releas...
21 days ago in Instana / PHP 0 Submitted

re-occurring maintenance window

It appears the only way to set maintenance windows (to suppress alerts) is to setup a maintenance window but it only allows specific dates and times. Our maintenance windows are set by day of week and time (regardless of specific date). For exampl...
8 days ago in Instana / Alert 1 Planned for future release

Map Groups with SAML (Okta)

We have SSO setup for the Instana Backend using SAML with Okta. We would like to be able to map groups provided by the Idp to Instana roles/groups. The ability to map our internal LDAP groups to Instana groups would give us the ability to apply ac...
15 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration / Security and Compliance 2 Functionality already exists

Clearly identify Cloud vs On-prem specific policy settings to avoid customer confusion

Clearly identify Cloud vs On-prem specific policy settings Turbonomic is showing both cloud and on-prem policy settings when cloud VMs settings are ignored (cloud VMs settings should not appear to avoid customer confusion) For customers that have ...
12 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Submitted

Have a simple interface for bulk-adding targets

When adding new features, like initial install of multiple vCenters or adding Databases to an existing installation (pretty much any type target that may have multiple entities), on the "add target" screen have the option to select a CSV file for ...
16 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Target Support 2 Not under consideration

Real-time audit record in CDP files EQQCDPx

During IWS BatchOps daily work, they need to perform a lot MCP activities. Especially when there is a test prior to new application release and onborad new applications/LPARs such as Hold/Release/NOP/UNNOP/other thousands of jobs in TWS applicatio...
28 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Under review

OpenSearch Support

As an user of the Self Hosted Instana Backend/Datastore, it would be beneficial to be able to replace ElasticSearch with OpenSerach (Interpropability of ES and OS). OpenSearch is available as a managed service on AWS or as K8s operator (https://gi...
5 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted

Sorting option for CNEA-policies (e.g. suggested) in NOI 1.6.5

Currently it is not possible to sort by the different columns in the policies (Created by analytics/Suggested/Archived). Especially with a large number of policies, this is absolutely necessary.Our Environment: NOI Version 1.6.5
5 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Submitted