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  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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  • Edge Application Manager

  • IBM Observability with Instana

  • ITM-APM Products - including IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8

  • Workload Automation - including Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - including Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM


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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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Ability to resize Azure App Service Plans

Our app service plan environment is extremely overprovisioned, similar to our Virtual Machines, disks, and databases because of the ease of resizing through azure portal. Some of these plans cost a significant amount of money, and they are seeing ...

Authentication with OMNIbus jconnect only supports passwords up to 30 characters

Customer is using the ObjectServer for authentication of users logging into WebGUI/DASH. The password for the users is coming over an LDAP-integration of the ObjectServer. For users that do not have OMNIbus client libraries and due to password siz...
2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Future consideration

Reminder message for user if the logging level is left outside of Info.

Oftentimes if there is an issue where a customer has to do some deep digging on an issue the logging level is changed from Info to perhaps Debug or Trace level. Sometimes mistakes are made and the logging level is not set back to Info. When this h...
6 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 0 Submitted

Add imported groups to the Groups management page

Idea: Add a new section to the Settings|Groups management page that shows imported groups and their origin Currently, when you navigate to Settings|Groups, you do not see groups that have been imported from vCenter or other targets. The imported ...
6 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 0 Submitted

Allow stream name alias on event rule.

We would like each time the monitored stream completes or errors (multiple times a day), a submitted stream gets alias with a unique name by the event rule. Aliasing a submitted stream is not functioning on IWS 9.5. Event Rule errors. For example:...
6 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

Instana tracing supporting envoy >= 1.22

We want to upgrade to envoy 1.22 but as of yet instana does not provide tracing for this version. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-envoy-distributed-tracing-binaries#envoy-115-and-later
21 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Under review

IWS agents to be cluster aware

IWS agents are not cluster aware and as such are not supported in environments that are clustered and as such not supported. We are running FTA agents on RHEL pacemaker clusters using nfs but are also assessing other remote file system solutions e...
12 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

Modify Turbonomic recommendations / actions before I approve them

When I negotiate a lesser reduction with an App owner, I would like to modify Turbo’s recommendation and still have Turbo perform the action. Having Turbonomic perform the action is advantageous because Turbo can then report that the action was ta...
about 1 month ago in Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 0 Under review

Allow for managing VM-to-VM anti/affinity rules directly in Turbonomic

As a user I would like the ability to create/modify/delete VM-to-VM affinity/anti-affinity placement policies, so that I do not have to create/modify/delete these rules in vCenter.
2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / On-Premises (Hypervisor, Storage, Network) / Policies 2 Future consideration

Possibility to mask GET values based on value of other parameter in websites

We would like to extend the functionality of GET url parameter masking. Currently, it is possible to specify directly name of the key, whose value will be masked. i.e. "/mykey/i" for url /?mykey=XXX will change to /?mykey=<redacted>. However...
14 days ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 1 Not under consideration