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Support for jboss logging

For making the JBoss deployment lighter, and for reducing downtime while deployments, we consider that using jboss logging is more convenient than log4j. Unfortunately, this logging framework is not supported by instana (see case #30712). So then,...
16 days ago in Instana / Java / Logging / Tracing 0 Under review

Monitoring Tibco BW

Hi, Based on Request #24197 and Request #24185 Tibco BW (https://www.tibco.com/products/tibco-businessworks) is not supported by Instana. We have all our business logic there and right now we do not have any way to monitor or trace it. Business wo...
3 months ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 0 Under review

Disabling instrumentation for a specific pod and jdbc connection

Hi, We request you the possibility to disable tracing for an specific pod or for any specific jdbc connection. Right now the only wat to disable tracing for a pod is by doing ignore processes. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/curr...
7 months ago in Instana / Tracing 3 Functionality already exists

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...
2 months ago in Instana / Tracing 2 Needs more information

Support Tracing of Kong API Gateway

Instana currently does not support Kong Tracing. On our platform, the Kong API- gateway is a very central and important component. Hence, we'd like to see spans of Kong in our distributed traces.
4 months ago in Instana / C / Team Proxies / Tracing 0 Future consideration

Instana tracing supporting envoy >= 1.22

We want to upgrade to envoy 1.22 but as of yet instana does not provide tracing for this version. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=technologies-envoy-distributed-tracing-binaries#envoy-115-and-later
5 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Future consideration

Request support for Oracle Fusion Middleware Versions - 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.4

Request to support Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.2 and 12.2.1.4 Currently tracing shows "Source not monitored by Instana" for 80% of the SOAP calls.
6 months ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 3 Future consideration

Show all database traces even if they all succeed

We opened a case for missing database calls and learned how Instana works for successful calls. The engineering team sent us the following quote, "Span batching in general doesn't consider the payloads. The rules are based on span metadata like d...
3 months ago in Instana / Tracing 3 Functionality already exists

Configuration option for Tracing of SQL query parameters (PostgresQL)

In certain cases, it would be helpful for us to see the query parameters of a query. We would like to have a configuration option to switch tracing on for specific services or even only database entities. E.g. we are having a concurrent access on ...
3 months ago in Instana / Tracing 1 Not under consideration

Agent configuration file should support more alternative solutions to hide clear text passwords than HashiCorp Vault.

Security teams in enterprise customers are not approving passwords to be stored in clear text format in agent configuration yaml file. According to the current documentation of Instana, only solution provided to this issue is HashiCorp Vault (http...
4 months ago in Instana / Tracing 4 Not under consideration