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  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM


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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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Add privacy configuration option to collect full IP in mobile monitoring

Background and context Users IP are masked/anonymized by default in mobile monitoring (EUM/RUM) by setting the last octet of an IPv4 address to 0. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=monitoring-mobile-app-faq#are-you-an...
19 days ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Under review

Support rightsizing and mangling AWS Lambda functions

As clients are maturing in the cloud, we are noticing more services and application moving towards a server-less architecture. Identifying which configuration on Lambda is suitable based on the demand is challenging to customers, and each configur...
2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud PaaS & DBaaS 0 Future consideration

Add support for MSSQL instances

Currently, any multi-tenant setup on SQL (aka SQL Instances) is not supported. The request is to add support - and the ideal solution would be to allow Turbo to enumerate all SQL instances via the SQL Server Browsing service.
27 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / APM, Applications, and Databases 1 Not under consideration

Update kubernetes certificate when an instance is upgraded (OVA only issue)

I recently had an issue with a large financial customer where I made a license change and it caused the instance to show that none of the targets were validated any longer. After some troubleshooting, I found a certificate had expired. We worked w...
2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / Authentication & Security 8 Future consideration

The ability to display reserved space in the Turbonomic UI for initial placement.

There are multiple accounts which I work with which utilize Turbonomic for initial placement of VMs on hosts within their clusters. When these reservations are placed, there is currently no method in the Turbo UI to show the amount of space which ...
20 days ago in Turbonomic ARM / UI & User Experience 0 Future consideration

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

Provide a means of identifying/managing policies with no/empty scope groups

As a user I would like the ability to identify policies that no longer have a scope group associated or groups that no longer have any members, so that I can ensure my automation is being enforced correctly as well as reduce "clutter".
about 2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / Policies 0 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).
29 days ago in Instana / Common 0 Submitted

Related Events: Do not suggest new groups covered by a deployed pattern

When new groups are discovered that match an existing pattern, they are not assigned to the existing pattern. This forces the users to move the pattern to new and then to deploy it again, so that new groups are assigned to the exsting pattern. The...
3 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Future consideration

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