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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

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Manually deleting specific traces from an application

We had a security incident at Instana, we found sensitive data in the traces of an authentication application. We are looking for a way to manually delete these special traces.
about 1 month ago in Instana / SRE / Tracing 0 Submitted

Enable custom Instana SDK instrumentation on an individual pod

Adding custom spans to Java applications using the Instana SDK requires configuration on the agent. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=references-configuration-based-java-trace-sdk#example When the Instana agent is dep...
28 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Numeric span tag data type support for custom traces

In its current implementation all custom tag data are treated as string data and filter by the related operators (is present, equals, not present, contains etc). Please see a screenshot of the existing operators available for custom tags via the I...
15 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

AWS Lambda ESM Support

Currently, the NodeJS instrumentation for AWS Lambda only supports CommonJS modules. As of earlier this year, AWS Lambda supports ES Modules which bring a variety of benefits. Because of this, we're having to manually trace NodeJS lambdas.
16 days ago in Instana / Node 0 Submitted

Provide typings for NodeJS @instana/collector package

It would be nice to have typings for IDE Intellisense and compile-time checks, as originally requested in https://github.com/instana/nodejs/pull/458. I believe that Typescript plays an increasingly important role in the NodeJS ecosystem with frame...
2 months ago in Instana / Node 0 Future consideration

Disabling instrumentation for a specific pod and jdbc connection

Hi, We request you the possibility to disable tracing for an specific pod or for any specific jdbc connection. Right now the only wat to disable tracing for a pod is by doing ignore processes. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/curr...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Submitted

Deploy different instana-agent.customresource.yaml in k8s worker nodes

Hi, Based on the fact that not all the worker nodes run the same applications and ca be different between each others, it can be needed yo deploy different configuration.yaml files based on the needs. For example, put some custom tags inside some ...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

Monitor external https endpoints

There are components /services in an application which do some calls to external http based services. I can see this calls in the analyze trace view. Is there a possibillity to get an aggregated view how this external service performs? In e.g. App...
18 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

Relative deviation for custom events metrics

There should be a functionality to define the relative deviation instead of absolute deviation when creating custom events. For example, when we create a new custom event for "Entity - Application" and "Metric - Call count", we don't want to choos...
18 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Trace AWS Lambda for arbitrary function

Currently its expected that a Lambda function implements the interface com.amazonaws.services.lambda.runtime.RequestHandler to get traced. Because this interface is not needed, it should be possible to trace any Lamda function.
18 days ago in Instana / Java 0 Submitted