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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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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

[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.
21 days ago in Instana / Python 0 Submitted

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

business benefit should appear in ServiceNow Change

The biggest challenge with VM Sizing is getting App Team buy-in. With ServiceNow Orchestration - the app team will receive an approval for a CR in ServiceNow. Right now there is NO BUSINESS BENEFIT listed in this change. Why would they approve? In...
about 1 month ago in Turbonomic ARM / Custom Integration/Orchestration 0 Under review

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

Import DRS Virtual Machine Options settings

Today, Turbo imports DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules. These rules help customers keep VMs together, apart, or only on certain hosts. Some customers (Facebook, NBC) use DRS's Virtual Machine Options to override DRS automation. This settings ar...
about 2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / Policies 1

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

TSA MP supported for AWS

The purpose of this RFE is to request support of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on AWS. One of the IBM project teams at large customer needs an official support of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on AWS multi AZ environmen...
over 2 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 3 Needs more information

Clearly identify Cloud vs On-prem specific policy settings to avoid customer confusion

Clearly identify Cloud vs On-prem specific policy settings Turbonomic is showing both cloud and on-prem policy settings when cloud VMs settings are ignored (cloud VMs settings should not appear to avoid customer confusion) For customers that have ...
about 2 months ago in Turbonomic ARM / Public Cloud IaaS 0 Under review

Information on jobs waiting on parallel server limits

Would like a report of jobs waiting on workstation parallel servers and how long they were waiting before starting. This would facilitate analysis of jobstream delays and identifying bottlenecks in the nightly batch.
13 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration