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PINNED Distribute the Instana kubectl plugin with Krew
Krew is a popular open source plugin manager for the kubectl command-line tool maintained by the Kubernetes SIG CLI community. The tool helps to discover, install, and update kubectl plugins by offering a centralised plugin repository. The usage o...
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?

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Kong - Add support for missing metrics for admin token based authentication

According to the url - https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-kong-api-gateway-open-beta#viewing-metrics the below metrics should be supported. We have observed that the below panels are not capturi...
3 months ago in Instana / Extend Domains / Platform Coverage / Sensor 2 Planned for future release

Limit what files are copied per pod by instana-instrumentation-init

The typical duration of instana-instrumentation-init is 2 seconds. This becomes an issue during node consolidation and when pods are moved to a new node. I’ve analysed the reason for this slow performance, and it is likely due to the init containe...
3 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Under review

Custom events - Possibility to set up only during certain period of time

Hi, Nowadays there is not any possibility to create a custom event that could trigger an event only during time frame wished. Use case is clear. Imagine an integration that is only receiving calls during business hours. We could want to monitor if...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Alert 4 Future consideration

When SSO is enabled, feature to send invite email to add users should be disabled

Once SSO is enabled, in order to get access to application users need to be part of AD security group. But if any user (even outside the organization) is sent invite to join Instana, he/she can create his/her own password and can login to the appl...
11 months ago in Instana / Access Control 1 Future consideration

Enable support for Tetrate Istio Side-Car tracing

Hi Team, Arlo has submitted a request to implement a support feature that involves tracing the envoy-proxy container. The request is documented under the support ticket number TS013593419. The support feature is required to be based on Tetrate Ist...
3 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Future consideration

Monitoring K8s PVC Storage space

Hi! We need the ability to monitor storage in Kubernetes as per article: https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/storage/storage-capacity/ Instana Request #30622 was logged for additional documentation, but stated that it is not possible yet.
about 1 year ago in Instana / Kubernetes 1

Specify multiple threshold values, to have different during day/night

Our network traffic pattern is similar to a sine-cure. During the day, around 100 000 request and during the night, around 20 000 calls. The reason for this pattern, is simply that our end-users are sleeping during the night thus, a less number of...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Alert / Real User Monitoring 1 Future consideration

Kafka connection using username and password

It would be very useful to have the possibility for the agent to connect to kafka instances using username and password. This feature would help for better audit checks and security.
7 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Add possibility to group alerts by geographic location

We have many smart alerts per country both in the application and website perspective, it would be nice to be able to set a geographic location (editable or not). In our case it would be very useful to have a distribution by continents so as not t...
9 months ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

MSSQL - Implement correlation between service and infra entity

Instana agent is able to monitor MSSQL but its missing the correlation between the service and the underneath infrastructure.If we click on Application Icon -> Services -> Database name -> Infrastructure tab. We can see the amount of call...
3 months ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Under review