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PINNED Need documentation on how to uninstall Instana for K8 and Docker self hosted installation
We need documentation on how to uninstall Instana and the resources created during the installation of Instana on K8. These steps are helpful especially recovering from failed installation so that the customer could retry the steps.
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...

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Instana grouping in Analyze Calls for Smart Alert Event by blueprint template

If you jump from smart alert event to analytc by clicking on "Analyze Calls" the predefined grouping seems to be defaulted to 'by endpoint'.It would help a lot if grouping would be done by templated blueprint criteria.
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 5 Future consideration

Custom Event multiple conditions

This is a follow up to Aha Idea 729 which requested multiple conditions on a custom event. This is now available. However, it does not address our Use Cases, primarily as ita) It only allows multiple conditions on a single Entity typeb) only allow...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration

[python-sensor] - Instrumentation

Please add support for the following python libraries: - stomp.py (Stomp QA) - aioamqp (AMQP) - zeep (SOAP) - spyne (SOAP Server) Currently they are not supported.
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Python 3 Future consideration

Grafana Data Source Alert Management

Using the Grafana data source for Instana does not allow creating alerts. It would be really useful to be able to manage alerts from Grafana where we already have dashboards with built-in metrics and custom metrics (ie: StatsD).
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Common 0 Future consideration

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...
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration

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...
5 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1 Future consideration

Sensor version and info per API

Currently it is not possible to query the version of a sensor being used by an agent. For many on-prem customers, the ability to get information programatically as seen in the screenshot (Sensor Info via the Agent Dashboard) will help automate tas...
7 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Synthetic Secret Management

For Scripted Tests, there is a need for API Keys. These keys are secrets and need a limited visibility scope
2 months ago in Instana / Synthetic 0 Future consideration

True additive group scopes

Currently the group membership model is complicated, and counter-intuititve. If Group A is Access all, and Group B is no access to -say- Infrastructure, a user joining Group A would have full access. If they were to later join Group B, they would ...
3 months ago in Instana / Access Control 2 Future consideration

Oracle Tuxedo Domain Dashboard - Update what the 'Messages' Reflects

Under the prebuilt Oracle Tuxedo Domain dashboard that shows Machines, click the link to get to a dashboard view of that machine. On this dashboard page, there is a Queues section. Today, there is a column that shows 'Messages' in the table that r...
5 months ago in Instana / Other Tracers / Sensor 2 Future consideration