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IBM Observability by Instana Version 1.0.219 Now Available
Tue March 15, 2022 04:29 AM
IBM is pleased to announce that a new release of IBM Observability by Instana — version 1.0.219, for both on-premises and Software as a Service — is available as of
March 15, 2022
This latest release delivers enhancements and additional coverage from what was
delivered with version 1.0.215
the previous release available through Passport Advantage.
With this new release, customers will benefit from faster update cycles by using Instana packages directly. Customers will receive monthly updates from now on.
For detailed instructions about how to get Instana distributed updates, see the
file, which you can download from
new release leverages prior investments in IBM middleware and brings visibility into the
To help clients
more value, f
eatures already in
Instana offering are now side
ide with new features proposed to extend the monitoring capabilities supporting IBM
Main features now available to IBM clients in the new release:
and mobile apps
Custom geographic details is a new capability that allows the configuration of mapping rules from an IP address range to geographic details such as coordinates, city, and country. For more details about this new capability, see
For websites and mobile apps, it is now possible
e IP addresses even further and
to remove specific geographic details.
The configuration options can be found within website and mobile app dashboard configuration tabs.
ecrets from URLs for
Capture HTTP request and response headers for XMLHttpRequest or fetch requests in website monitoring
Custom events view for
custom event view on the mobile app's dashboards to provide insights of our custom events system for the mobile app.
Display and filter by exception details for Serilog
For exceptions logged with Serilog, the exception type and message are now shown in Unbounded Analytics under Logs. It is also possible to filter by exception type and message.
The Zookeeper sensor now collects the transaction id (zxid) with its limit, and this field is also available for defining custom health events.
IdP Group Mapping
A new configuration page is added to set up Instana to automatically map users to certain Instana groups depending on the attributes set on the Identity Provider (IdP).
he new IdP Group Mapping configuration can be accessed on the
tab on settings. See the
IdP Group Mapping documentation
on how to set it up.
Top List widget allows
pps as data source
Website beacons and mobile app beacons are available data sources for the top list widget on the custom dashboard.
Approximate data indicator for application monitoring and analysis
Sampling data indicators are not globally on the time ticker component now. Instead, they are reworked to be on widget or component level in the console, such as the KPI Card widget on Application Monitoring dashboards. For more information, see
Cross-series SUM on custom dashboards for infrastructure
Custom dashboards for infrastructure are now capable of performing a cross-series SUM aggregation in addition to the existing cross-time aggregations.
Added support for Hazelcast IMDG version 4. The last supported version is 4.2.4.
Envoy Tracer 1.5.0:
Envoy tracing is generally available
Added support for Envoy version 1.15 and later
Dropped support for Envoy version 1.13 and earlier
W3C header tracestate limitations according to the specification.
Added new span type for a PostgreSQL
Added new instrumentation for a pgx library
NGINX Tracer 1.4.0:
Upgraded to OpenTracing C++ 1.6.0
Upgraded to nginx-opentracing 0.22.1
Improved processing of the following metrics: Active items resident in cache, Cache miss, Docs fragmentation
Changed the throttling count metric source from periods to
Fixed getting socket-binding for instances not using standard-sockets.
IBM ACE Sensor:
Reduced entities by displaying flow nodes metrics with expandable table.
Fixed no warning message when connection is broken.
Fixed the false positive issue in remote monitoring.
Fixed the security issue CVE-2019-10202.
Days since Last
information as a KPI from mon-get-database.
Fixed the issue caused by tbsp_utilization which is deprecated. The deprecated table is replaced with the MON_GET_TABLESPACE.
Fixed the error OUT of CLI packages resources by adding the close statements when finished using them.
Addressed concurrent hashmap modification exception.
IBM i OS Sensor:
Added new metrics
to show top 20 messages from the history log based on user filters.
upport for message queue events based on user input
IBM MQ Sensor:
Supported monitoring two queue managers with the same name.
Queue Depth Percentage
Open Input Count
Open Output Count
Table name to
Queue Usage by application
to clarify difference with Queue Table.
to be consistent with Subscriptions.
Reset in Queue
dashboard to avoid confusion.
Fixed not reset queue manager issue when connection is recovered.
Fixed monitoring MQ for z/OS issue.
IBM Power HMC Sensor:
ort for following metrics:
Processor, memory and network metrics for managed systems.
Processor and memory metrics for hypervisors.
Processor, memory, network and storage metrics for LPARs and VIOSes.
Added support for energy monitoring for power consumption data of managed systems.
Added support for management of critical events from managed systems and HMC consoles.
IBM Z HMC Sensor:
Added new metric groups like Network interface metric group for DPM mode and RoCE adapters for Classic mode.
Added support for critical events to be sent from HMCs and CPCs to Instana for processing.
ContextRoots are added to
and paired to website name on backend in order to have separate service names visible for different calls under the same application pool.
he processing data issue that prevents the dashboard from being displayed is now resolved.
Fixed false-positive changes on Java configuration
The Health state code is extended with a description in the UI and the built-in event.
Improved detection of a new role in case of leader election in Zookeeper cluster.
Azure Queue Endpoint Name:
Changed the name of
Azure Queue Endpoint
Custom Payload in Alerts:
static custom payload values in alert notifications.
can share logs with other users through links
have the permission to access logs.
Toggle state of log lines is now preserved when filters or groupings are applied.
he maximum time window accepted by analyze queries is increased from 30 to 31 days.
ailed login attempts from Instana provided login functionality are now shown in the Access Log.
Integration with IBM Monitoring products:
Added features in the IBM Monitoring Instana Integration Service:
IBM APM V8 agents to connect to Instana using the IBM Monitoring Instana Integration Service
Added support of
Kubernetes 1.22 (Red Hat OpenShift 4.9, MicroK8s 1.23)
https ingress on Red Hat OpenShift
upport for IBM ACE(IIB) agent (Technology Preview)
upport for IBM MQ agent (Technology Preview)
With the new
button in the trace view
you can easily find all EUM beacons which are correlated to the given trace.
Extended application monitoring metrics retention from last 7 days to last 31 days. You can now see 100% accurate metrics on
dashboards up to last 31 days
onitoring Issue for Agents running with the vulnerable Log4j library
Case insensitive ordering is applied in several places in the product, such as the list of websites, mobile apps and applications.
Additional features, improvements, and fixes
made to the enterprise observability platform and automated Application Performance Monitoring solution since the 215 release:
For more Information
IBM Observability by Instana APM
Overview of the offering in IBM Documentation
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