Build 201


Self-hosted Release Notes

Minimum version to update directly: Build 197

Self-hosted announcements

In release #203 we will release a bigger migration that will be executed in the background as we are retiring ElasticSearch 2 and migrating to ElasticSearch 7. We anticipate no deviations from the standard update procedure.

Cumulative Features from Release #200, #201


Added instrumentation for AWS Kinesis


AutoProfile support for Ruby is available.

Custom Process Names

The name for infrastructure entities for runtimes (Golang, JVM, Haskell, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby) can now be customized with the environment variable INSTANA_PROCESS_NAME.


  • Unbounded Analytics: Improved ungrouped view for calls and traces by supporting the same chart metric and aggregation selection as in grouped view.
  • Java Trace Sensor: Add tracing support for Java 16 and 17, add support for Java HTTP Client.
  • IBM Cloud Platform Services Sensor: Add support for IBM Cloud Databases for Redis and IBM Cloud Databases for PostgreSQL.
  • AWS icons update. Both application and documentation are using the latest AWS Architecture icons now.
  • Docker: Normalized CPU usage values in the range [0, 100]% are displayed for total, kernel, and user metrics.
  • Go: versions v1.28.0 and v1.28.1 were released. Support for custom tags was added.
  • Process Sensor: Improvements of snapshot handling
  • IBM Cloud Platform Services Sensor: Added support for Cloud Foundry and Event Streams.

Custom Dashboards

  • Top List widget can now display up to 10 groups
  • Application charts (pie and time series) can display up to 20 groups


  • IBM MQ: Correct dependency of topic and listener.
  • Kubernetes: Fix some situations where cluster metrics were not correctly reported or were reported as zero.
  • Application events: The link to Unbound Analytics applies the correct boundary scope of the application name filter used.
  • ClickHouse disk total usage is now correctly calculated taking into account all tables
  • IBM MQ Channel metric gathering improvements
  • PostgreSQL Sensor: process discovery improvements

Installer changes

  • Migrate audit logs from ElasticSearch to Cockroach
  • Migrations now use an improved logic for start/shutdown of datastores

Installer patches


  • fix thread leak in sli-evaluator
  • fix dynamic linking issue in installer


  • add a shutdown delay for Clickhouse


  • recover from interrupted migrations


  • fix chown breaking with certain directory layouts


  • improve instana repair to also fix broken/stuck clickhouse migrations
  • make clickhouse wait until all merges have completed so it is save to apply migrations
  • add improved logging for the kafka container for easier debugging


  • reduced kafka logging
  • fix a problem with access rights for the audit logs migration


  • fix a problem with access rights for the audit logs migration


  • fix regression in audit logs migration


  • fix audit logs migration for broken ealsticsearch schemas