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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Agent
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 18, 2023

On agents, create the ability to only specify certain sensors instead of trying to implement all possible sensors

We've found that it's really difficult to blacklist certain agent sensors since there are so many different processes on developer workstations that run with .net or java.   It starts to collect information on a lot of products and you have to spend a lot of time eliminating sensors.  We want the Instana agent to be as small of a memory/cpu footprint on these machines as we already have a lot of processes running on these machines.   It would be great if we could just specify which sensor(s) to run.   

The other issue is that when memory is low on a machine, I find that it gets stuck trying to see if a specific sensor can find anything and just keeps trying and the agent uses an entire CPU core.  It gets stuck on something we don't even use.   We really just want it to monitor our java development environment since this is where are development code really runs.   This should reduce the CPU footprint on our development machines.   We haven't deployed out to the development machines because of the poor performance with the agent.   I had opened a ticket on this, but couldn't be replicated on the Instana support machines.      

Idea priority Medium