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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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Real-time audit record in CDP files EQQCDPx

During IWS BatchOps daily work, they need to perform a lot MCP activities. Especially when there is a test prior to new application release and onborad new applications/LPARs such as Hold/Release/NOP/UNNOP/other thousands of jobs in TWS applicatio...
3 months ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration

User option to cleanup old images following the upgrade process.

When performing an upgrade of Turbonomic the old images are just left in the /var directory. Nexttime when a user goes to upgrade and they run the upgrade-precheck.sh script, the /var directory is often over the 70% limit and the user must manuall...
20 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / General/Other 1 Future consideration

Request for more options in Rate of Resize

We are trying to get automated resizing implemented at Bank of New York Mellon and we are currently in the testing phase and all is going well other than the Rate of Resize. As you know you can scale by 1, a few, or straight to best recommendation...
20 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 1 Under review

net-disco configuration shall be stored in PersistentVolumeClaims

as net-disco always needs some hotfixes and configuration changes, the changes shall survive a pod restart. Stitchers, disco configs, etc
4 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1 Under review

Monitor Disk I/O latency metrics

Currently, we don't show metrics related to Disk Latency. We don’t collect I/O latency related operations. This would be needed for business purposes.
21 days ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Multiple Resource Graph should have 3 day drop down range - in between Last 24 Hours and Last 7 Days

So Turbo keeps data per hour for the last 72 hours - then rolls it up. So it's a VERY USEFUL graph to look back at the last 3 days because it's the maximum duration to see data by the hour. The customer is looking at graphs for hours a day - and u...
about 1 month ago in Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 0 Under review

Feature to change Instana metrics granularity / polling interval

There is a 1s granularity hard-coded in Instana. That is for example for host metrics and JVM etc. It would be great if we could increase the granularity at will in UI admin settings and at agent-level in configurations. For performance related re...
22 days ago in Instana / Agent 0 Not under consideration

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

Automatically enable CPU and Memory hotadd

I would like to see a policy option for enabling hot-add as part of a pre or post action. this would simply adoption and onboarding of Virtual machines.
about 2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / Action Automation 4 Needs more information

re-occurring maintenance window

It appears the only way to set maintenance windows (to suppress alerts) is to setup a maintenance window but it only allows specific dates and times. Our maintenance windows are set by day of week and time (regardless of specific date). For exampl...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Alert 1 Planned for future release