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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Synthetic
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 13, 2023

Automated fallback from IBM-hosted monitoring locations

When IBM offers hosted/maintained synthetic monitoring locations. it might be helpful to provide automated fallback or automated verification of failed tests.  For example, if a test fails from a monitor in a Virginia datacenter, retest from New York.  That will help to eliminate any false positives due to issues with the initial monitoring location (perhaps a routing problem to or from that datacenter or something similar).

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 31, 2024


    Thank you for getting back. As noted for my other suggestion, I was in a sales demo evaluating Instana as a replacement for a tool we currently use.

    This was one area where Instana does not seem to have feature parity:

    Our current tool automatically retests failures from a second data center; that helps to reduce false positives caused the by any infrastructure issues with the primary monitoring datacenter.

    All that said, it was suggestion from a sales demo, I'm not a current Instana customer.

    Thank you again,


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    Dania Grave de Peralta Reyes
    Jan 31, 2024

    Is not Consecutive failure feature helping you to reduce the false positives?