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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...
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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Kubernetes CronJob Monitoring and Tracing

Ability to monitor CronJob as a separate service and enable tracing for CronJobs will help in monitoring the downstream calls just like other services. CronJobs can call other services using Rest APIs. It is helpful if we can monitor those Rest AP...
5 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Tracing 6 Planned for future release

Acknowledging alert

Currently, when an alert is triggered in Instana, our operations team receives a notification. While this is a crucial step in our monitoring workflow, we find that the process of acknowledging these alerts is not as streamlined as we would like i...
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Planned for future release

Need to be able to execute custom SQL queries via the DB2 sensor

While the DB2 sensor is good and has many metrics available, it never has exactly the metrics the customer is looking for. A customer has asked that the DB2 sensor be enhanced to allow them to execute a custom SQL statement and capture the results...
5 months ago in Instana / DB2 / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Enable beta Apdex method on self-hosted/on-prem installation.

Enable beta Apdex method on self-hosted/on-prem installation. This scenario is potentially very usefull for customer (it has on-prem installation).
9 months ago in Instana / SLO/SLI (STAN) 0 Planned for future release

Close an incident

An incident (or issue) occurs and it appears to be a false positive.It would be useful that this incident can be closed with a comment for example
10 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure 0 Planned for future release

Websphere Node Name tag to be available for Custom Payload

After configuring the offline event for any websphere entity in our environment, we did receive an email alert on websphere offline event. But it doesn't give any detail on which node the websphere went offline. I've attached a few pics for your r...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Swap metrics to be measured as a percentage for alerting

We need the swap metrics to be measured as a percentage for alerting. We are configuring custom events to trigger on swap memory. Currently, both the Memory > Swap Free and Memory > Swap Total metrics are measured in Bytes. They need to be a...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Check disk space of pods before attempting instrumentation

Check disk space of pods before attempting instrumentation. Instana injects a 12 MB jar file in the /tmp folder if pods in the OCP cluster. If the pods do not have enough space, then the pods may be evicted. By checking if there is enough space be...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 0 Planned for future release

Improving Kubernetes Alerting

Status quo Built-in event ("Kubernetes Pod condition status") for when a Kubernetes pod reports 'Not Ready' state for more than one minute. Desired Ability to get alerted when pods created within last 30 minutes reports 'Not Ready' state for more ...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Planned for future release

Dimensional Micrometer Metrics

Currently it looks like Instana is pulling in micrometer metrics using JMX. As shown in the micrometer docs JMX is Hierarchical which means the metric name is FLAT and includes all tags. This doesn't allow for filtering metrics BY TAG correctly wh...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Java 4 Planned for future release