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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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Need to know STIG considerations for IWS 9.5.5. Applied STIG but now hanging at StartUp.

will allow us to run IWS software on STIG applied Linux and Windows servers
28 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration

ITM Summarization and Pruning Agent should verify TEP Server connection at start-up

After start-up the S&P Agent does not verify the TEP Server connection until the first schedule execution time. Until that point the "TEPS Connectivity" attribute is indicated as "No" and generate a situation event until the first execution ha...
3 months ago in ITM/IBM APM 2 Not under consideration

Smart Alerts for Infrastructure and Kubernetes.

I can configure the smart alerts on the Application. I cannot however configure the smart alert on the Infrastructure components. How can I achieve it? If it's not possible I would like to request this as a feature since it is quite a helpful feat...
3 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Planned for future release

Additional detailed logging in the Netcool OMNIbus Gateway for TSRM

Please enhance the gateway logging to provide a performance summary, such as create/update statistics per IDUC cycle and other related details. This is already a feature of the JDBC Gateway.
5 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

ITM for Omegamon (TEPS functionality) should support passphrases

ITM 6.3.0 FP7 SP2/SP5 does not support passphrases. Currently ITM limitations are as follows: 1) up to 50 characters 2) For Distributed system, the acceptable characters are as following - For tacmd login those characters are between the brackets ...
about 1 year ago in ITM/IBM APM 8 Future consideration

Require support for OAuth in Message Bus Probe when connecting to Azure

Support for Azure Secure Webhooks leveraging OAuth2 security with the Netcool Message Bus Probe. System:Integration of Message Bus with AzureActor: User requires Secure Webhook integration with Message Bus As our clients adopt more Cloud-native en...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Future consideration

support NodeJS PrismaORM or the DB dependencies thereof

Instana currently does not auto discover DB queries made to MySQL through the PrismaORM package (https://www.prisma.io/). Presumably it's not Prisma that needs to be instrumented, but rather the DB Driver it uses (MariaDB?).
3 months ago in Instana 0 Submitted

Upgrade TEPS - Embedded Jetty Version

As per recent security scan report Jetty Version 6.1.x ( TEPS - Embedded Jetty Version) was detected and pointed out as "Out dated version" and suggested for up-gradation to the latest version. Could please upgrade / release the latest TEPS - Embe...
almost 3 years ago in ITM/IBM APM 5 Planned for future release

Signing Instana agent images

Instana agent images should be digitally signed to verify content integrity.
about 1 month ago in Instana / Agent 0 Future consideration

Report for System Information regarding zCentric workstations in IWSz

For ABNAMRO client, that has hundreds of zCentric workstations, a periodic report is required for System Information regarding zCentric workstations. That is the information you can see in 5.5 dialogue in IWSz (ISPF) with the "I" line command. E.g...
5 months ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration