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PINNED Configure maintenance flyouts
User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?
PINNED Re-Login URL Problem in IDP Enabled Backend
Hi, When a user logout from the IDP-enabled K8/OCP-based installation, it forwards the user to the base URL to which a user can't log in. So they need to change URL to tenant again. That behaviour creates confusion on the user side. Thank you.

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INM cross domain topology discovery

Global Topology issuing SSH to check ISIS protocol.. Regional Edge routers are using the ISIS protocol but currently IBM is limited to SSH to devices to get ISIS status.
about 1 month ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Role Based Access Control - Add Functionallity to be able to limit access to specific Platforms (Vmware, HMC)

Hello.We would like to limit user access to see only specific applications and hosts. We create group and we can exclude/include scope for website, applications, mobileapps and kubernetes.But we cannot exclude Platforms view for HMC and Vmware. Re...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 1 Functionality already exists

Website application monitoring "in-flight request"

Hi. We are using website monitoring feature but we noticed that request that has been started but not yet completed, a.k.a. a request in progress are not traced/visible. Is there any option to see those in-flight requests or if not could be this f...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 2 Needs more information

License expiration notification should be configurable

Currently, all users accessing Instana will get a notification that the license is about to expire 30 days prior to license end date. This notification should be configurable, allowing admins to enable and configure it. Configuration of who gets t...
about 1 month ago in Instana 0 Submitted

Option to truncate context field in Netcool SCOM probe

When the context attribute of the alarm object SCOM sends to the SCOM probe is very large, the SCOM probe crashes. The problem can be solved when the probe truncates the context field (and all related context_xxx fields) to a certain number of byt...
about 1 month ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Increase size of summarization and pruning agent tables columns

There is an a discrepancy between the columns lengths in CICSplex_Service_Class_Analysis and CICSplex_Service_Class_Analysis_(H,D,W,M,Y). All time related decimal columns in S&P columns are defined as DEC (31,2) and do not match with CICSplex_...
about 1 month ago in ITM/IBM APM 0 Under review

publish Agent release notes with every Agent release

Currently some agents are pinned to a specific version, whilst other dynamic agents auto update. We control which versions are deployed where this way to ensure problems that occurred in the past do not reoccur. Updating pinned agents currently is...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Agent 1 Needs more information

Command Line tools to remove decommissioned agents

Customer uses APM for years and he is looking for a solution on removing decommissioned, old agents in an automated way. Based on APM documentation, old, decommissioned agents disappear from APM only when these agent instances do not appear in any...
about 1 month ago in ITM/IBM APM 0 Under review

Instana Google Cloud platform support for python slim buster image

Hello, I have been trying to integrate instana with GCP and our project uses python's slim buster image. I tried it with Alpine image but a lot of our dependencies are not being supported by it, like PYPI wheels, pycryptodomex, etc Please provide ...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Python 1 Needs more information

Certify Amazon Linux in AWS a supported platform for Netcool Impact and Netcool ObjectServer

Please certify Amazon Linux in AWS a supported platform for Netcool Impact and Netcool ObjectServer
about 1 month ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review