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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 on OpenShift Route Flexibility
Hi, My customer has a question about Instana route definitions on OCP. Basically, they have an OCP console address like console-openshift-console.apps.ocpcluster.ibm.com. According to the document; - basedn URL should be like instana.apps.ocpclust...

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Sankey diagram for Custom dashboards

Instana ingests lots of data and we need different ways to represent it, one of the things that can be helpful is to have a Sankey diagram for Custom dashboards.
3 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Future consideration

Dark Mode

Instana needs a dark theme for the browser.
3 months ago in Instana / Application perspectives 0 Future consideration

Grafana plugin: Support dashboard variables in query and metric field

Hello, I would like to use grafana dashboard variables inside query and metric fields. That way I would have only one dashboard in which I could show metrics for different applications by changing variable in dropdown. Best regards, ldrascic
over 1 year ago in Instana / Integrations 3 Future consideration

Host Agent to run without sudoers permission

We've gotten this request from a few customers that don't want processes running as root. The request is to provide support for the Host Agent to run as non-root user. The customer understands that they would be giving up some of the discovery cap...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Agent 3 Future consideration

vSphere sensor should be able to monitor multiple vCenter environments

Most customers have multiple vCenter environments. With the current design, customers must dedicate multiple VMs in order to monitor multiple vCenter environments. This is a waste of resources and means that the customer must dedicate multiple ser...
9 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Publish version history for instana agent and k8sensor

When upgrading to a new version of the static instana agent we have no idea what changes there actually are in the new version. We would like to know what we're getting ourselves into, and to be able to chose whether to upgrade or not. Additionall...
7 months ago in Instana / Security and Compliance 0 Future consideration

Enhancing RabbitMQ monitoring by decoupling queue metrics from node affiliation or implementing automated metric udates once a queue is reloacted to a diffrent RabbitMQ node

For RabbitMQ in a multi-node environment, Instana message queue metrics are tied to specific nodes, causing issues when message queues are relocated to different nodes due to node failures. This leads to failed updates and no data representation i...
8 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in Instana / Synthetic 3 Future consideration

Add possibility to group alerts by geographic location

We have many smart alerts per country both in the application and website perspective, it would be nice to be able to set a geographic location (editable or not). In our case it would be very useful to have a distribution by continents so as not t...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

Instana console showing servers in offline state

There happend a case where a few servers had instana agent stopped running and they stopped showing up on the console infrastructure monitoring. There should be a way in the instana console where we can see the server being shown in the map or in ...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Infrastructure 2 Future consideration