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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Agent Kubernetes MQ Sensor
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 21, 2023

Configure MTLS for IBMMQ

The Use case behind this is that the client needs to configure MTLS for IBMMQ, and needs to provide the certificates (and password/secret) via JKS files.

Basically trying to accomplish this in the helm chart:

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2023

    +1 - Lack of this option is currently a major inhibitor to my customer (major German bank) while evaluating Instana for montoring of their large Integration Platform (ACE, MQ on both k8s and "classic" Linux VM).

    Re. implementation:
    It seems a bit odd that the keystore is to be mounted to the Instana Agent Pod, but the corresponding keystore password must be mounted (or exposed as env variable) at the MQ Pod (when following procedure described here:
    Thus it might be even better if the Agent could retrieve the MQ client keystore also from the MQ Pod. (I think the ACE sensor is doing something similar with TLS certificates.)
    That way, keystore and password would be kept together (also in terms of responsibilities) and the overall approach would be more consistent. Obviously, this would required a change to the Agent itself or the MQ sensor, rather than the helm chart.

  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2023

    Furthermore, an option to add an init, or sidecar approach would be very beneficial in allowing for any required pre-processing implementation