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PINNED Self hosted backed on Docker, Support for RHEL 9.x
According to support matrix RHEL 9.x is not supported for self hosted backed installations. However vast majority of customers are using RHEL 9.x RHEL 9.x OS support required for Instana self hosted backend
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...

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Provide Infra metrics for custom dashboard in Self-managed Dashboard

In the custom dashboard, Infra and Platform metrics is in "coming soon" status long time. My financial client can't adopt SaaS Instana because it is overseas region. Could you provide infra and platform capability also for the self-managed enviro...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 4

Improve UI for Agent details

The new ReWe onprem deployment will be running up to 30k agents in 1 TU. The UI doesn't work with this many agents in the agent reporting and details in the UI. It fails to load. I have talked to team infra and this is a known issue and I was aske...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Infrastructure 2 Future consideration

Access audit logs to server to use in SPLUNK

Would like to have logs written to the server. As an on-prem customer, we keep tabs on the server and logs with Splunk. Go getting the audit log via the UI isn't the best solution for their use case.
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Access Control 2 Not under consideration

Cross-account Cloud Run Agent

in the monitoring cloud run docs at some point it says You need to configure one Instana agent to monitor the GCP project that you are interested in. A dedicated machine needs to be used to monitor GCP resources. If you want to monitor multiple GC...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Instana Backend on ARM

Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

Grafana template variables

The grafana plugin doesn't allow to use template variables. can you consider adding support for it?
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Access Control / SLO/SLI (STAN) 1 Planned for future release

Data after retention period is not correct

The Unbounded Analytics is operating on the data-set that's in the data-store for the selected timeframe. When the timeframe is outside of the (full-granularity) short term window that is defined in the self-hosted configuration the results are im...
over 2 years ago in Instana 0 Future consideration

Instana k8s as operator + customer file - Exclude namespaces

It definitively makes sense to provide a mechanism which allows users to exclude entities from monitoring based on annotations and meta data
over 2 years ago in Instana / Agent / Kubernetes 0 Not under consideration

Hostname details instead of service name in custom event alert?

The customer would like to see Hostname details in custom event alerts instead of service or process names.
over 2 years ago in Instana / Alert 1 Functionality already exists

Add an "export to CSV" button to extract information from instana

The customer would like to have an option to "export data to CSV" from the analytic view in order to extract data from Instana to generate reports for SLA for their clients.
over 2 years ago in Instana 1 Not under consideration