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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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Monitoring AWS Redshift

Ingesting standard metrics of Redshift Would like to be able to monitor AWS Redshift and be able to retrieve metrics such as StorageUsed, Write/Read IOPs, Read/Write latency, Health Status, CPU Utilisation etc. As an alternative, we have to explor...
1 day ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Submitted

Instana REST API: Allow aligning datapoints with 24 hour granularity to timezones other than GMT

Using Instana application analyze REST API, if I request datapoints with a 24 hour granularity and a window size equal to a whole number of days, I will only get the expected response if my timeFrame is aligned with GMT date boundaries. If I want ...
2 days ago in Instana / Tracing 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...
about 2 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Future consideration

Include Custom TAGS to Events Rest WEB API

Support to tag creation on events API in order to create synthetic events based on contextual information, similar to trace tags. Widgets be capable of filter events based on tags sent by event API. Attached image describe a sample of event API us...
about 1 month ago in Instana / Extend Capabilities 0 Submitted

Provide typings for NodeJS @instana/collector package

It would be nice to have typings for IDE Intellisense and compile-time checks, as originally requested in https://github.com/instana/nodejs/pull/458. I believe that Typescript plays an increasingly important role in the NodeJS ecosystem with frame...
17 days ago in Instana / Node 0 Submitted

Alert on agents

We need to create an alert when there is a significant drop in the number of agents, currently there is one alert per agent. This will allow us to react quickly on our side in case of a significant loss of agents
23 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

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...
3 months ago in Instana / 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.
4 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes / Self Hosted 5 Planned for future release

Add seasonality to Smart Alerts Error and Warning Log Blueprint

As an Instana user i need the functionality to alert on Error and Warn Logs with a daily or weekly seasonality. This is crucial for Smart Alerts on Logs where a certain percentage of an occuring log message is tollerated and it is not possible to ...
14 days ago in Instana / Alert 0 Submitted

Monitoring of AWS MSK in Topics Level Metrics

Instana can currently monitor AWS MSK in the cluster and broker level of metrics only. To improve the AWS MSK monitoring quality, additional metrics in topics level with the following functions will definitely useful and helpful for the MSK opera...
8 days ago in Instana / Metric Store 0 Submitted