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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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CustomEvents: Add posibility to constrain to specific daytime

We would suggest to add a possibility to activate some events only for specific time windows. E.g .if you have a rule to check the traffic for a service and this service is only used during business hours you would not get false alarms if the traf...
18 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Don't aggregate different SQL statements or always do it in the same way

A part of my application makes a series of SQL calls (4 inserts and 2 updates, on different tables). I want to monitor how many times the first of these calls is made (or the whole series, it's equivalent) for business and application performance ...
18 days ago in Instana / Other Tracers 0 Submitted

To be able to monitor Nginx and PHP for Windows

We would like to monitor Nginx and PHP on windows. But according to our checking, both Nginx and PHP for Windows is currently not supported. So, it would be great if you support Nginx and PHP soon to be able to monitor by Instana. Best Regards, Kh...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Sensor / Tracing 0 Future consideration

Alert on agents

We need to create an alert when there is a significant drop in the number of agents, currently there is one alert per agent. This will allow us to react quickly on our side in case of a significant loss of agents
2 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Planned for future release

Capture custom HTTP response headers

Background and context A feature we use heavily with Instana is the ability to capture custom HTTP request headers. This gives us a great ability to analyse the data, slice and dice based on filters and groups on headers. A couple of simple exampl...
2 months ago in Instana / Tracing 3 Needs more information

AWS Timestream DB Monitoring

AWS timestream DB monitoring
19 days ago in Instana / Other Tracers / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Trigger alert from offline event only if there was no restart after a configurable amount of time

Currently, if I create an alert based on an offline event, the alert will immediately be triggered when the entity goes offline. Often an entity is only restarted, so if an alert is generated that would be a false alert. Instead it should be possi...
20 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Under review

Get container info button is available for containerd clusters

In clusters using the docker runtime there is a "container info" button in the UI - on the container details page - which shows environment variable values. This is missing for containerd clusters.
20 days ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Restrict access to Heap Dumps

Currently everyone who has access to a JVM infrastructure perspective in Instana can also create a heap dump from there. Heap dumps might contain sensitive information. This access to the heap dump implies a major security and compliance issue for...
20 days ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 0 Submitted

Support for MicroProfile

We have microservices built on Eclipse MicroProfile would like to get this supported as well in Instana. MicroProfile provides standard implementations for metrics, tracing and health checks. We are using Payara Micro but also plan to use Quarkus.
20 days ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Submitted