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PINNED Instana on OpenShift Route Flexibility
Hi, My customer has a question about Instana route definitions on OCP. Basically, they have an OCP console address like console-openshift-console.apps.ocpcluster.ibm.com. According to the document; - basedn URL should be like instana.apps.ocpclust...
PINNED Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution
First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...

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FR - Certificate Expiry Sensor

Hi, As an Instana user I would like the ability to have a metric showing the number of days until a certificate expires, including the ability to alert at x or y days until expiry, so that I can proactively prevent issues caused when this happens. BR
over 1 year ago in Instana / Synthetic 3 Planned for future release

Monitor Disk I/O latency metrics

Currently, we don't show metrics related to Disk Latency. We don’t collect I/O latency related operations. This would be needed for business purposes.
over 1 year ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Planned for future release

SLO based alerts

We think it should be possible to create alerts based on defined SLIs and SLOs. Currently, it's not possible to alert if something is consuming an available error budget too fast over a certain time or that we consumed the error budget already com...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Alert / SLO/SLI (STAN) 0 Planned for future release

Create alerts based on logs

Possibility to create alerts (custom or Smart) based on logs filter.
about 1 year ago in Instana / Logging 0 Planned for future release

Platforum pHMC needs to collect vNIC information from HMC for each Host

When connecting a Power HMC to Instana it is currently gathering information about "Virtual Ehternet Adapters (SEA)" and "SR-IOV Local Ports". A lot of customer are using the vNIC functionality with is another type of network adapter. This needs t...
3 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Instana kubernetes container memory monitoring improvement

What is your recommendation for monitoring memory usage for kubernetes pods/containers? So far we are using this in Instana: Kubernetes -> Container -> Memory Usage. (Prefer this as compared to pods because sidecars can get in the way) The p...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Planned for future release

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...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Java / Tracing 3 Planned for future release

Add WebSphere (WAS) information to Custom Service Rules

Hello, Can you please add WebSphere (WAS) information like Server Name, Node Name and Cell Name to the list of tags in Custom Service Rules ( https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=applications-services#create-a-custom-ser...
9 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Planned for future release

Custom Dashboard Trafficlight widget

We're using the custom dashboards for a while now, and we are missing some customization features like a traffic light Widget.That's why we use Instana Custom Dashboards for simple dashboards and Grafana for dashboards, that need to be more meanin...
12 months ago in Instana / Backend Enablement / Infrastructure 5 Planned for future release

support requests routed by the Apache Sling

Requests routed by the Apache Sling is not properly handled by the Java Trace plugin. We have noticed that Instana is capturing Apache Sling calls as erroneous calls. We have raised a support ticket with Instana support and the suggestion was to r...
4 months ago in Instana / Agent 5 Planned for future release