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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Tracing
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 29, 2022

Source address to traces/calls

It would be great to have some kind of source information always visible for traces/calls.

However it is not always feasible to have the source application instrumented, or even to have an Instana-agent installed on the source host/node.

Could you please look into developing something to Instana, so that we could see at least some information for the source of calls in these cases also?

IP address for example would be great, or if there is any other possible information to squeeze out.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 13, 2023

    Sorry for the late response.

    We do not plan to record those information per default, as it can contain sensitive customer infromation.

  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2022


    it does help indeed. What I am still hoping is to see something like that for source information in Instana as per default. I can use for example these though at least in some cases to help myself out here.



    - 'X-Real-Ip'

    - 'X-Forwarded-For'


  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2022

    Thanks for reaching out.

    For unmonitored source, if it is a HTTP call, then you can put identifier as custom HTTP Header, and configured it in Instana Host Agent so you can identify the source


    Does this already fit your needs?