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  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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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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ISM protocols in Instana

We would like to add ISM functionalities from the ISM agent (ITM and APM) to the Instana. It is necessary for us to have these functionalities so we can propose to our current customers to transfer from the ITM/APM solutions to Instana. Several of...
2 months ago in Instana Core / Synthetic 1 Future consideration

Gateway for Message Bus (XML) should support replication of secondary tables

The gateway and probe for message bus is getting more and more important on all customer sites to receive alerts and to transfer ObjectServer data to external customer systems. Most customer implementations contain secondary tables which hold diff...
3 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Under review

Add support for tracing HTTP CONNECT method

Many organizations require the use of an inline user-space (e.g., Squid) proxy when apps connect to the Internet. It would be very useful for the Instana agent to instrument common Java libraries to capture not only GET, PUT, etc., but also HTTP C...
8 days ago in Instana Core / Java 0 Submitted

Locate Dependency Loops in DWC(Show Plan View)

This makes Dependency Loops graphically visible in the Show Plan View option
8 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

ITM SQL Agent should optimize the SQL Server plan cache usage.

Problem is that currently plans are created for every query ( samples in attached document ) that means overhead in creating a lot of plans only used once and a waste of plan cache memory.That could be optimized to reduce the plan cache memory.
17 days ago in ITM-APM Products 0 Under review

Option to disable the fragmentation of tables present under tempdb database

Related to PMR case number TS008818511 The problem is locking on the “tempdb” due to checking the fragmentation of a table or view Per customer requirement, the data collection of only fragmentation should be skipped for tempdb database.
17 days ago in ITM-APM Products 0 Under review

Multiple Choice for HTTP Status Codes alert

We were working on smart alert and just want to monitor 501,500,503,400,404 error. But don't see the abilities to add specific codes. Multiple Choice would be grate option to select alerts.
9 days ago in Instana Core / Application perspectives 0 Submitted

Alerts for required time only.

We have some application running in Day time and 5 days a week and don't want to monitor alerts after hour. If we can add time frame while creating alert that will give the user to ability to set alerts for specific time.
9 days ago in Instana Core / Application perspectives 0 Submitted

Custom dashboards: Copy or reference a widget from one dashboard to another

Background and context When creating many custom dashboards there is often the need to re-use a widget from one dashboard to another. One example is when creating a summary dashboard where widgets are re-used from several more detailed dashboards....
9 days ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

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 ...
9 days ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted