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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on-premises, containers, cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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  • Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps - including Netcool Operations Management portfolio

  • Edge Application Manager

  • IBM Observability with Instana

  • ITM-APM Products - including IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8

  • Workload Automation - including Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - including Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM


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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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MSSQL Databases table usability improvements

The databases table for MSSQL is very useful to pinpoint which database is causing a high resource load, but the presentation of this table makes it hard to use: 1. The columns for User Connections, Virtual File Reads, Virtual File Writes and Tran...
5 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Add using MS Active Directory user groups for managing user acces.

Give different access to the Instana application for members of Active Directory user group and not for specific user. Requested by Banks Security team
5 months ago in Instana / Enterprise/Integration 0 Future consideration

Add support for tracing HTTP CONNECT method

Many organizations require the use of an inline user-space (e.g., Squid) proxy when apps connect to the Internet. It would be very useful for the Instana agent to instrument common Java libraries to capture not only GET, PUT, etc., but also HTTP C...
5 months ago in Instana / Java 2 Future consideration

Multiple Choice for HTTP Status Codes alert

We were working on smart alert and just want to monitor 501,500,503,400,404 error. But don't see the abilities to add specific codes. Multiple Choice would be grate option to select alerts.
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 3 Functionality already exists

Alerts/Smart Alerts on Monitoring events

Looks like you can only get an alert for every single jvm_attach_generic error. We would only want an alert when this event reaches a certain threshold. Lets say for example, one thousand events in 30 minutes. We do expect to get a certain amount ...
5 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

Custom dashboards: Big number percent widget

Background and context When creating custom dashboards and specifically the big number widget we are currently limited to show data from a dataset for where a specific filter can be created. There is no way to show a relation between two datasets....
5 months ago in Instana / Infrastructure 2 Planned for future release

Mobile Monitoring: Filter out network errors by default so mean latency is correct

Background and context The mean latency information in mobile monitoring is currently very skewed by that some calls show extremely high latencies. This is due to that Instana measures some corner cases that is not really interesting from performa...
5 months ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring 0 Future consideration

Analytics: Filter backend calls based on origin == mobile app

Background and context The context of this idea is that Instana is monitoring a backend api + a mobile app which is using that backend api. In this scenario there is a risk of getting other sources of traffic (scraping bots, malicious actors, frau...
5 months ago in Instana / Real User Monitoring / Tracing 0 Future consideration

Secure files in /tmp/.instana

Original issue description: Our security policy does not accept files with permission to write and execute inside the directory "/tmp", as INSTANA creates this type of file in "/tmp/.instana" we have several issues of vulnerability. We verified in...
5 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Future consideration

SmartModel driver for Cisco 900 and 900J Series Integrated Services Routers

Requesting SmartModel driver for Cisco 900 and 900J Series Integrated Services Routers
5 months ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 0 Future consideration