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PINNED Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution
First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
PINNED Instana Backend on ARM
Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.

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Platforum pHMC needs to collect vNIC information from HMC for each Host

When connecting a Power HMC to Instana it is currently gathering information about "Virtual Ehternet Adapters (SEA)" and "SR-IOV Local Ports". A lot of customer are using the vNIC functionality with is another type of network adapter. This needs t...
3 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Need the ability to threshold and Event on string values

Within Instana, I can use the Dynamic Focus Query to limit what I threshold on if something is an entity. But, there are many times where customers want to Event and alert on specific string values where the fields are not entities. For example, t...
17 days ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration

Support sensor for enterprisedb (EDB)

EnterpriseDB (EDB) is IBM's strategic direction for Postgresql databases. Many IBM solutions including watsonx, IBM Cloud Paks/Foundational Services, and more will be using EDB going forward. EDB is also a strategic direction for IBM as we are an ...
9 days ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Submitted

Analytics grouping by K8s annotations

It would be great if in analytics we were able to group by kubernetes annotations. We retrieve some infrastructure information from analytics and for us it would make sense to be able to group by annotations as at the end some of them have a clust...
10 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Submitted

Support Helm as installation Method for instana operator

We are using the instana-operator to setup and maintain instana. For all of our other components we are using Flux to sync our Git Repository to our Cluster. For most of our Components we are using helm to install them to our cluster. Instana cure...
22 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1 Future consideration

Make Instana ui color and fonts with backend version 261 configurable

Make Instana ui color and fonts with backend version 261 configurable.
16 days ago in Instana / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

Ability to pass details on service when an alert is triggered for custom events/built-in events

Need ability to pass details on service when an alert is triggered for custom events/built-in events. Required format - subject line+ service name.
7 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 3 Future consideration

Ability to track Page Transitions & Geography details with automatic instrumentation

Automatic instrumentation provides an easy way to monitor websites with no extra configuration needed on the application/website pages. However, with this approach we are unable to track page transitions and geography details. It would be helpful ...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

.Net core Windows service should auto discover without adding the Nuget package(Instana.Tracing.Core.Rewriter.Windows).

In order to setup the monitoring for .Net core Windows service we need to install Nuget package (Instana.Tracing.Core.Rewriter.Windows) and rebuild/publish the application which requires a new release and therefore we need a solution which will au...
9 months ago in Instana / .NET / Azure 4 Not under consideration

Export and Import custom dashboard data

Hi team, Custom dashboards are becoming more popular with our internal and external customers, and one of the current needs is able to export and import custom dashboard data. For example, we have a bunch of JSON files and to import them we need t...
17 days ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Under review