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Status Submitted
Workspace Instana
Categories Agent
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 28, 2024

Attach instana unix agent only to specific JVMs (inverse of INSTANA_IGNORE)


I would like to make a request for ability to attach instana agent only to specific JVMs (not to all JVMs that exists on application host which is current default). I found that there is INSTANA_IGNORE=true JVM environment variable ( ) which ignores specific JVM but I am looking for inverse function. So, I would like that by default instana agent ignores all JVMs except those which have JVM environment variable for example INSTANA_JVM_ATTACH=true.


We have 10+ JVMs on one application server and we would like that instana attaches only to 2 specific JVMs.

Reason for request:

If we could attach instana only to specific JVMs, our application owners would need to perform health check only of those applications instead of all applications which are hosted on that application host. Therefor, it would be easier to organize application owners for health check after deploying instana agent.

Best regards,


Idea priority Medium