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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Agent
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 1, 2023

Modify Custom Zone and Tags of the agents from Instana web UI

Currently when we wish to modify the custom zone or the tags for one agent, we need to connect to the host, go to the configuration.yaml and change the file.

For security reason, it isn't always possible to connect manually to the host.

I wish to be able to modify those when I go the agent dashboard. It is already possible to change agent mode (off, infra or apm), so why not the custom zone and tags?

An alternative would be to load the configuration.yaml from Instana web UI to a specific agent. By this mean, we could also customize which plugin to activate or configure without connecting to the host manually.

Best regards.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 19, 2023

    This idea could prove immensely beneficial for us. Due to security constraints, accessing the servers is currently impossible, making it particularly challenging to alter zone names when necessary.

  • Guest
    Sep 19, 2023

    That would be useful beacuse, same customer has raised the query to do the custom zone creation through instana console rather that going indivisually to each agent servers and modifying the configuration.yaml file

  • Admin
    Henning Treu
    Jul 5, 2023

    In order to configure agents remotely, without direct modification of the host-local configuration files, we offer the GitOps feature. It will connect a single agent or groups of agents to a git repository, pulling always the latest available configuration. This can also be automated via webhooks, so a change in the git repository will trigger an agent restart immediately. Please find the relevant information in our official documentation here:

    UI based Agent configuration is not planned in the next 12 to 18 months.

    Best regards,

    Henning Treu - Product Manager

  • Guest
    Jun 4, 2023

    +1. That would be useful.

    Best regards,