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PINNED Support for Instana Backend on OpenShift
Openshift support is on our roadmap and definitely something we want to support at Instana. Beta is planned for Q2 and GA for Q3.

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add cgroups v2 PSI metrics to Instana

With the cgroupv2 starting to emerge maybe is a good idea to start collecting and using the PSI metrics available in machines/containers that enabled cgroupsv2. They are valid for Servers and containers. You can find details here about the PSI met...
about 15 hours ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Submitted

Secure files in /tmp/.instana

Original issue description: Our security policy does not accept files with permission to write and execute inside the directory "/tmp", as INSTANA creates this type of file in "/tmp/.instana" we have several issues of vulnerability. We verified in...
7 days ago in Instana Core / Agent 0 Future consideration

Add using MS Active Directory user groups for managing user acces.

Give different access to the Instana application for members of Active Directory user group and not for specific user. Requested by Banks Security team
about 14 hours ago in Instana Core / Backend Enablement 0 Submitted

Add support discovery for RHEL > 8

Add discovery support for RHEL > 8, at the moment max version supported is RHEL 8 x86_64, it's needed that you support version > 8. If needed refer to caseTS008987318 Thanks

Support for FIPS Compliant Instana Backend

Support for FIPS Compliant Instana Backend to unlock US federal sales of Instana, who require FIPS compliance for self-hosted software.
13 days ago in Instana Core / Self Hosted 0 Planned for future release

LDAP integration - automatic retrieve list of users and groups

It would be a useful feature that Instana, after the integration with LDAP, would automatically retrieve all users and groups from the LDAP according to the filter given in the LDAP configuration. This way administration of new users would be m...
about 2 months ago in Instana Core / Enterprise/Integration 3 Needs more information

Support for Instana Backend on OpenShift

Openshift support is on our roadmap and definitely something we want to support at Instana. Beta is planned for Q2 and GA for Q3.
2 months ago in Instana Core / Self Hosted / Kubernetes 5 Planned for future release

Add support for HTTPS and Authentication against Proxy in Agile Service Manager's ServiceNow Observer

The ASM ServiceNow Observer supports connection from ASM to ServiceNow via a web proxy, but does not support connections to the proxy that require either HTTPS or authentication. On-Prem ASM instances located in secure networks are therefore unabl...
27 days ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Improvement of status of file-observer

When the file-observer has the state "finished", there are still some jobs in the background, i.e. indexing in Elasticsearch. The state in the overview of topology-management is irritating, as the user might still see some undefined resources in ...
3 months ago in Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 0 Under review

Add support for tracing HTTP CONNECT method

Many organizations require the use of an inline user-space (e.g., Squid) proxy when apps connect to the Internet. It would be very useful for the Instana agent to instrument common Java libraries to capture not only GET, PUT, etc., but also HTTP C...
4 days ago in Instana Core / Java 0 Submitted