Instana AutoProfile™

Supported JVMs

  • Amazon Corretto
  • Azul Zulu
  • OpenJDK
  • Oracle HotSpot
  • Sun HotSpot

Supported JVM version: 1.8.152 and higher.


During the technical beta phase, the profiling feature is disabled by default. To enable profiling, edit the agent configuration file <agent_install_dir>/etc/instana/configuration.yaml:
  enabled: true

Profiling can be enabled for all processes. However, while the feature is still in beta, we recommend that you enable profiling for one or two agents for the first few days. This reduces the impact if there are any issues.

Additional configuration options

Parameter Description
cpu-sampler-enabled When set to true, enables CPU profiles.
contention-sampler-enabled When set to true, enables contention profiles.