Build 187

2020-09-29

Features

GitHub Action: Remote Instana Agent Update

We released a GitHub Action to remotely trigger the update of Instana agents using Git-based configuration management. The GitOps Demo repository shows you examples of how to automatically trigger configuration updates of your agents using GitHub and Git hooks. Happy GitOps-ing :-)

Application Dashboards: Time Shift

Metrics can be easily compared to past timeframes in application, service and endpoint dashboards using Time Shift.

Time Shift

Improvements

  • Go: as of v1.19.0 of github.com/instana/go-sensor an instrumented service running in AWS Fargate is now reporting the resource usage metrics for process and Docker container. The reported metrics are:

    • Containers: CPU, memory and network usage
    • Process: CPU, memory, open file limits and usage
  • Go: as of v1.20.0 of github.com/instana/go-sensor the instrumentation of services running AWS Fargate accept configuration via environment variables. This release promotes the AWS Fargate to GA.
  • Prometheus Sensor: added support for untyped type of metrics, improved overall performance of sensor on large responses.
  • Ruby / Sidekiq: the Job name is now used for the call.name rather than the Queue name, which is already used for the Endpoint, and this duplication provides no value.

Fixes

  • Agent list: fixed issue where 'offline' Agents were no longer correctly included in the list
  • Kafka Connect: process is now correctly connected to the JVM

Deprecations

  • The custom payload for alert configurations via API is now flagged as deprecated, as it will soon be replaced with a much improved capability.