Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Platform

Supported Versions

Pivotal Platform:

  • 2.3
  • 2.4
  • 2.5
  • 2.6

Cloud Foundry and BOSH:

  • cf-deployment v3.0 and above
  • BOSH directors version v255.4 and above

Sensors auto-configuration:

Supported Stemcells


The Instana Agent can be installed as a tile, if you use Pivotal Platform (formerly known as Pivotal Cloud Foundry) or as BOSH release for open-source Cloud Foundry or other BOSH-based deployments.

Infrastructure Map

Hosts and containers in a Cloud Foundry or Pivotal Platform foundation are discovered automatically and displayed in the infrastructure map. For further narrowing down the entities the cloud foundry support added filters for entity.cloudfoundry.organization (name and id), (name and id) and entity.cloudfoundry.application (name and id). Additionally, the Garden containers can be grouped by Cloud Foundry Application and Cloud Foundry Space:

Garden Containters of Cloud Foundry Applications

Garden Containers

Garden containers have dedicated dashboards. See the Garden documentation for more information.

Cloud Foundry Dashboards

Note: This section describes a functionality that is currently in Technical Preview. Please reach out to support to request access.

Note: Accessing this functionality requires the Instana Microservices Application Monitoring for Pivotal Platform tile version 1.161.x and above.

Cloud Foundry is an important and distinct part of your overall application stack. To encompass this importance Instana has dedicated support for Cloud Foundry applications. This starts by its own dedicated top-level element in the Instana UI which makes it easily accessible and easy to understand for Cloud Foundry users. At the same time all information is deeply linked via the Dynamic Graph into other product areas like Infrastructure, Application Perspectives, and Analyze.

Listing Applications

By default Instana lists all application it detects from all reporting clusters. The applications are easily searchable or sortable by the most relevant information like state, organization or space:

Listing Cloud Foundry Applications

Application Dashboard

The Cloud Foundry Application dashboard contains the most important information for an application to check for the status and any problems. It lists the Garden containers that this application is made of and links to a detailed Garden Container dashboard. It also provdes access to all calls to this application via the Analyze Calls button.

Cloud Foundry Application Dashboard

Discovering Managed Services

The Instana agents deployed across the foundation detect and monitor the services running on them. Services created by some tiles are automatically monitored, with the Instana agent detecting the credentials and settings, see the Supported Versions section.

Services that are not automatically monitored, can be configured manually via the custom agent configuration facilities of the Instana tile.

If there are tiles or BOSH releases you would like to see configured automatically, let us know by opening a feature request in our support portal.