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PINNED Need documentation on how to uninstall Instana for K8 and Docker self hosted installation
We need documentation on how to uninstall Instana and the resources created during the installation of Instana on K8. These steps are helpful especially recovering from failed installation so that the customer could retry the steps.
PINNED Distribute the Instana kubectl plugin with Krew
Krew is a popular open source plugin manager for the kubectl command-line tool maintained by the Kubernetes SIG CLI community. The tool helps to discover, install, and update kubectl plugins by offering a centralised plugin repository. The usage o...

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Optimize Load time for dependencies/Flow tab under application perspectives

We have observed that the dependency tab takes a large amount of time to load when we select the time window as 1 week. We do not expect this to happen as analysis of the flows is crucial to identify impact if a service goes down and historical in...
8 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 2 Not under consideration

Filtering by Log Parameters in Analytics Tab

In the Analytics tab we would like for there to be a filtering option for log parameters. There is not currently an option to filter based off of log params only the messages and level. I have attached screenshots below
12 months ago in Instana / Logging 2 Not under consideration

Website application monitoring "in-flight request"

Hi. We are using website monitoring feature but we noticed that request that has been started but not yet completed, a.k.a. a request in progress are not traced/visible. Is there any option to see those in-flight requests or if not could be this f...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 3 Not under consideration

Configuration option for Tracing of SQL query parameters (PostgresQL)

In certain cases, it would be helpful for us to see the query parameters of a query. We would like to have a configuration option to switch tracing on for specific services or even only database entities. E.g. we are having a concurrent access on ...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Not under consideration

Support for podman on RHEL8 for Self-hosted backend server

At this point, we are not planning to add support for hosting the Instana backend with podman. The RHEL 8 docker package has been replaced by the container-tools module in RHEL 8 and some customers do not want to install docker-ce for RHEL 8 for t...
over 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 12 Not under consideration

Built in event to alert for Windows service not running

Currently, built in events only support for process monitoring. However certain Windows processes such as IIS workers run in the background during periods of inactivity and start backup once corresponding .NET application receives traffic. Alertin...
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Not under consideration

Need to be able to create a custom Event via the Agent API and specify a Host other than the Host of the Agent

Need to be able to create a custom Event via the Agent API and specify a Host other than the Host of the Agent. A customer is doing remote detection of problems. They want to be able to open an Event and have the Event indicate that it is affectin...
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 2 Not under consideration

API - missing link between service and process

Hi, I'm trying to retrieve the whole application stack (AP > service > process > host) through the Instana API. Currently I'm using the following API requests: {{baseURL}}/api/application-monitoring/applications?nameFilter=xxx {{baseURL}}...
5 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure 2 Not under consideration

Enable Smart Alerts for Traces

This would be useful because there are certain scenarios where certain types of data can only be categorized by filters by trace level instead of call level. Currently alerts and smart alerts can only be setup to filter by calls and not trace leve...
9 months ago in Instana / Alert 4 Not under consideration

Tracing for COBOL/C/C++

I want to add custom instrumentation to a COBOL/C/C++ process to hook into the call and instrumentations pipeline in Instana enabling end-to-end traceability from our front-end through all the tiers and including the SQL queries in SQL server. In ...
10 months ago in Instana / Agent / Tracing 1 Not under consideration