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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.

Instana Core

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Custom dashboards: Copy a dataset or filter from one widget to another

Background and context When creating a dashboard it's often useful to re-use datasets or filters between different widgets. If it's the same widget, the duplicate widget functionality can be used, but there is no way to re-use a dataset or filter ...
5 days ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

Alerts/Smart Alerts on Monitoring events

Looks like you can only get an alert for every single jvm_attach_generic error. We would only want an alert when this event reaches a certain threshold. Lets say for example, one thousand events in 30 minutes. We do expect to get a certain amount ...
6 days ago in Instana Core / SLO/SLI (STAN) / Alert 0 Submitted

Custom dashboards: Big number percent widget

Background and context When creating custom dashboards and specifically the big number widget we are currently limited to show data from a dataset for where a specific filter can be created. There is no way to show a relation between two datasets....
6 days ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

Mobile Monitoring: Filter out network errors by default so mean latency is correct

Background and context The mean latency information in mobile monitoring is currently very skewed by that some calls show extremely high latencies. This is due to that Instana measures some corner cases that is not really interesting from performa...
6 days ago in Instana Core / Real User Monitoring 0 Submitted

Analytics: Filter backend calls based on origin == mobile app

Background and context The context of this idea is that Instana is monitoring a backend api + a mobile app which is using that backend api. In this scenario there is a risk of getting other sources of traffic (scraping bots, malicious actors, frau...
6 days ago in Instana Core / Tracing 0 Submitted

Custom events - Possibility to set up only during certain period of time

Hi, Nowadays there is not any possibility to create a custom event that could trigger an event only during time frame wished. Use case is clear. Imagine an integration that is only receiving calls during business hours. We could want to monitor if...
about 2 months ago in Instana Core / Alert 1 Needs more information

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...
7 months ago in Instana Core / Self Hosted 9 Not under consideration

support NodeJS PrismaORM or the DB dependencies thereof

Instana currently does not auto discover DB queries made to MySQL through the PrismaORM package (https://www.prisma.io/). Presumably it's not Prisma that needs to be instrumented, but rather the DB Driver it uses (MariaDB?).
about 2 months ago in Instana Core 0 Submitted

Provide Kubernetes Persistent Volume and Persistent Volume Claim built-in metrics and Events

Provide Kubernetes Persistent Volume (PV) and Persistent Volume Claim (PVC) built-in metrics and Events. PV/PVC metrics are essential to monitoring applications storge, however, Instana doesn't provide built-in metrics nor Events to cover the stor...
15 days ago in Instana Core / Kubernetes 0 Submitted

FR - Python sensor support for Tornado 6

At this moment instana python sensor it's only support Tornado bellow version 6.0.0 but we need to update and app that depends on Tornado 6.1 and we need the Instana monitoritation. It's possible add support for Tornado >= 6.0.0 to Instana Pyth...
about 2 months ago in Instana Core / Ruby / Python / Go 0 Under review