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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...
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.

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Add Event name (aka. Alert rule name) into alert JSON message

Hello, Currently, when alert is triggered instana sends alert as JSON message to Alert Channel (Splunk in our case). Can you please add Event name (aka Alert Rule Name) into those JSON messages so that we know which instana event (alert rule) crea...
23 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

We need an alternative to the Hashicorp vault

I continue to run into more customers that demand a vault other than Hashicorp as a way to securely store credentials for the configuration.yaml file. Previously, I opened this idea, but it was rejected: https://ideas.ibm.com/ideas/INSTANA-I-271 I...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Submitted

At the time of first reviewing the case to request for the backend server logs to be preserved by the SaaS team for retrospective review.

During the initial review of a case, the SaaS team should be able to save the back-end server logs and conduct a retrospective review.Of course, the customer needs to report the issue as soon as possible in order to have the best chance of preserv...
about 2 months ago in Instana / SRE 0 Submitted

Ability to Filter Traces with Custom Parameters

Under Analytics section, If we will have the ability to filter calls and traces with custom parameters that are part of the payload then it will enhance the monitoring and help teams in troubleshooting the production issues. This feature could be ...
8 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 4 Not under consideration

Kubernetes CronJob Monitoring and Tracing

Ability to monitor CronJob as a separate service and enable tracing for CronJobs will help in monitoring the downstream calls just like other services. CronJobs can call other services using Rest APIs. It is helpful if we can monitor those Rest AP...
8 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Tracing 6

Ability to pass details on service when an alert is triggered for custom events/built-in events

Need ability to pass details on service when an alert is triggered for custom events/built-in events. Required format - subject line+ service name.
10 months ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 3 Future consideration

Allow users to change the pre-defined severity of a built-in event and allow to change the related metric thresholds

There is a bunch of built-in events, but in some cases users won't agree with the severity level of the events or the selected metric thresholds. Please allow users to change these in built-in events. Seems like something that should have been pos...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Alert 1 Future consideration

Use service name instead of host IP to reach instana agent from monitored applications in K8s

Dear colleagues Tanzu k8s cluster have strict security rules that block communication between podNetwork and hostNetwork IP addresses. The effect of it is inability or significant reduce in flexibility to trace applications like JVM based. Solutio...
3 months ago in Instana / Agent 1 Under review

Host Agent sensor needs the ability to monitor files and directories

Host Agent sensor needs the ability to monitor files and directories. Want capabilities that are similar to ITM v6. Customers use this capability to indicate whether their applications are performing properly. For example, if there are too many fi...
3 months ago in Instana / Common 0 Planned for future release

Enable Instana Agent Sampling

Enable Instana Agent to sample data e.g. traces. Best to do by customer configuration setting.
3 months ago in Instana / Tracing 2 Future consideration