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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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Monitoring support for ETCD 3.3.x and 3.4.x using /v3 endpoints

As per documentation instana is still using the /v2 endpoint to monitor etcd. /v2-API is deprecated (https://github.com/etcd-io/etcd/issues/12913) Monitoring support for ETCD 3.3.x and newer using /v3 endpoints should be added.
27 days ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Show docker container name in VM view

we are running some of our applications in docker containers. We would like to see the name of the running container within the instana "breadcrumb" view. In the VM View we have the same Problem. We can see a number of Redis instances, but we can ...
27 days ago in Instana / Infrastructure 0 Under review

Network Error Logging

Modern browsers support network error logging - which is basically the possibilty to sent network issues to a distinct system. The system is to be defined via a header. This allows gathering data about connectivity issues - which is otherwise not ...
27 days ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

Anomaly detection on issues

When an unusual amount of issues have occured (for an entity) it would be good to assure this boils up somehow. I.e. if CPU usage or memory exhaustion happens more frequently than usual (on a host) the user should be able to be informed pro-active...
27 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Expose PHP FPM connectionResets metric

Currently it is not possible to add a custom event based on the connectionResets FPM metric. This would be important to us as the limits set by the default "Too many connections reset" FPM event are too low and we would like to customize it.
28 days ago in Instana / PHP 0 Submitted

Recalculate smart alert baseline via API

We're managing multiple instana backends via API configuration. This works for many configuration items. However it doesn't work for Smart Alerts with a daily or weakly seasonality. Seasonality differs per system. While it is possible to recalcula...
28 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Group nodes of a redis cluster in service view

We're using redis-cluster to run redundant scaleable redis services. However calls traced by java instrumentation are not mapped to a redis-cluster but to a specific redis instance. This means that redis calls for a specific redis cluster are dist...
28 days ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Submitted

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).
29 days ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted

Add (java) context to logs

We're currently writing java logs with logback/slf4j. Using the logstash ArgumentsJsonProvider in our logback.xml this allows us to extend the log message with context information like stack_traces, logger_name, log level but also custom informati...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Logging / Tracing 0 Submitted

In the Merge Cluster Plan the wizard does not take the user to the storage actions, desired state, or desired state diameter settings.

When running the the Merge Cluster Plan the wizard misses the options to configure the storage actions, desired sate, and the desired state diameter settings. In other plan configurations these configurations are present in the wizard. This can le...
about 1 month ago in Turbonomic ARM / Planning 1 Not under consideration