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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Instana
Categories Java
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 18, 2022

Enabling Java Profiling for Applications running on Kubernetes

Currently, we only have Instana AutoProfile to support for Java applications which is running on EC2 instacnes. However we want similar feature for an application which is running on Kubernetes hosts as a conatiner application.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 19, 2022


    This already works today. The minimal steps are:

    1. Ensure the agent is running in APM mode.

    2. Add the configuration to enable AutoProfile for Java to the configuration map for the agent.

    That will enable profiling for all Java applications in the cluster. If you want to limit it to a subset of applications or pods, you can do the following:

    1. Create a new node pool with a label (e.g. ``) which can be used for affinity rules.

    2. With your current agent configuration disallow scheduling on the newly created pool.

    3. Launch a second instance of the agent which can only run on the new pool with the autotrace configuration.