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Status Under review
Workspace Instana
Categories Agent Sensor
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 5, 2022

Add possibility to change pollIntervalSeconds for all JVM custom metric sources

It appears only prometheus-java-client-library has the possibility to change pollIntervalSeconds and changing it DOES NOT appear to affect the other JVM custom metric sources, like micrometer.

https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-prometheus-java-client-library

Please add the same pollIntervalSeconds possibility to all JVM custom metric sources. eg:

micrometer: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-micrometer#micrometer-prometheus-registry

jmx: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-jmx-custom-metrics

dropwizard: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-monitoring-dropwizard


It would be nice for performance reasons to increase it from the default 1s (that is the granularity we see in the User Interface). I suggest separate setting under each, but also a global option directly under com.instana.plugin.java

This feature request is intended as another one more specific, but in addition to. :

https://automation-management.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/INSTANA-I-653

Idea priority High