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Integrating IBM Monitoring products with IBM Observability by Instana
Wed April 06, 2022 12:00 PM
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You can take advantage of
IBM Observability by Instana using
As an IBM Monitoring
, are you excited about
using IBM Observability by Instana to
but worried that it will mean "rip and replace" of your existing monitoring agents? Well, no need to worry any more
! The IBM
Instana team has built
integration support for
monitoring products with Observability by Instana
allows you to continue
use your existing
IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) and Application Performance Monitoring V8 (APM V8)
adoption of IBM Observability by Instana
will be smooth and simple.
What is this integration support?
The integration support between IBM monitoring products and Instana consists of several services, one of which is a transformation service. Metrics collected from currently installed ITM, ITCAM and APM agents are used to create entities in the Instana User Interface (UI) and are transformed to appear in the Instana UI. There are multiple ways to add the integration support to your environment, including agen
server and server to server options, depending on your IBM m
nitoring product version
he IBM Instana Integration Service provides agent to server transformation services for ITM, ITCAM and APM
agents. In this mode, ITM and ITCAM metrics can be viewed simultaneously on the Instana and ITM UIs.
he IBM APM V8 Integration support also
provides server to server transformation services for APM V8 agents; using this mode, metrics from APM V8 agents can be viewed on both the Instana UI and the APM V8 UI.
As an IBM
onitoring customer, why should I care?
the Instana capabilities:
iner grained historical metric collection
odern browser UI with no dependence on java
apability to monitor modern technologies including
ubernetes and public clouds
Allows integration of
with monitoring of modern technologies
Single pane of glass that combines Native Instana sensors and ITM/APM Agents if you are transitioning to Instana or want a hybrid solution
Allows you to decommission your ITM or APM Monitoring server, keeping only the agents
onitoring integration support enables a smooth migration from IBM
onitoring to Instana. In some scenarios, you can send collected metrics to Instana and your IBM
onitoring product simultaneously. This allows you to preserve existing events and also benefit from Instana's built-in event monitoring. It also allows you to continue to view metrics on both the Instana UI and the IBM
onitoring product UI. In the agent to server option, the integration is accomplished with a simple reconfiguration of the existing agents, adding a second server to receive the metrics from the agents.
So far, I've
for Transactions clients may be wondering about transactional data.
The transactional data collected by ITCAM agents is not included in the transform service. Many ITCAM for Transactions
are looking for a better APM solution. Instana provides rich transactional support using modern tracking technologies and including 100% transaction capture.
onsider using Instana agents for your transactional
You can combine the capabilities of Instana and your IBM
onitoring product to get the best monitoring solution for your environment.
This sounds great, when can I get it?
Both the agent to server integration for ITM, ITCAM and APM
and the server to server integration for APM V8 are available now with your Instana license. A subset of existing IBM
onitoring agents are supported for both options, with more being added.
For a description of the agent to server integration see
For a description of the server to server integration for APM V8, see
Wait a minute...
sound pretty good, but I rely on specific capabilities of my IBM
ow do I find out
how Instana handles that capability?
You can check out the breadth and depth of current capabilities in
If you don't see what you are looking for, contact your IBM seller
and ask them to share the roadmap for IBM Observability by Instana.
How can I find out more, see a demo or get a trial?
Check out this short
demonstrating the integration of IBM Monitoring metrics with Instana. Additionally, you can check out IBM Observability by Instana by taking
the guided tour
, or request a trial account to
try Instana for free
with your own workloads.
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