Build 135

19 March 2018


Grafana Plugin

Create your own dashboards with the Instana data source plugin for Grafana. To get started, head over to the plugin page on

AWS Kinesis

Instana now automatically discovers and monitors AWS Kinesis. Read more about our AWS support

HashiCorp Nomad

We’ve added monitoring for the Nomad cluster scheduler. Read more on our Nomad docs


Support for the column-oriented DBMS from Yandex is now here. Read more on our ClickHouse docs


  • Java Tracing support for JBoss 4 EJBs, Elasticsearch 6 High Level API, Distribute Me remoting, Asynchttpclient, HttpKit (Clojure)
  • SSO/LDAP: New “default” role assigned to users created through SSO/LDAP authentication
  • PHP: Allow configuration of executorThreads and executorQueueLimits for performance tuning
  • PHP: Download, installation and activation of PHP tracing is now fully automatic
  • PHP: Add support for tracing PHP 7.2
  • Integrations: Include availability-zone name for all infrastructure entities
  • Improved agent support for Kubernetes and Calico Networking
  • Elasticsearch Sensor performance has been much improved
  • JVMs can now be named with a System property:
  • Java tracing will now capture errors from Spring JMS consumers and Memcached calls (via Spymemcached)
  • HAProxy Sensor now supports the old version 1.4 as well
  • The agent will now handle various specifics of Solaris
  • EJB method can now be used for service extraction.
  • Node.js sensor: Read env vars by default to determine agent connection config
  • Node.js sensor: Do not enable tracing in Node.js v9
  • Node.js sensor: Limit maximum database statement length that is stored in spans
  • Node.js sensor: Allow retrieval of TypeScipt and JSX files via view code
  • Node.js sensor: Reduce severity in log messages which describe dependency analysis failures
  • Enriched subject of email notifications


  • PHP: Support multiple Ini directories in Additional Ini Files
  • PHP: Prevent reading of large FPM configs to abort with timeouts
  • PHP: Fix issues with Daemon not getting unloaded during sensor updates
  • PHP: Fix databases from showing up as Unknown service in traces
  • PHP: Lowered the log level of several log messages to debug for less noisy logs
  • PHP: Preserve HTTP Headers when doing multiple curl_exec calls on the same cURL resource
  • Httpd: Prevent reading of large Httpd configs to abort with timeouts
  • Httpd: Improve process detection to work in less common setup
  • Httpd: Support config files located outside the webserver’s root directory
  • Integrations: Fixed missing entity type and entity name in affected notifications
  • Java Tracing on IBM J9 requires class sharing to be off. Now checked by the agent
  • Java Tracing could fail on IBM J9 1.6
  • Very restrictive security managers could prevent java monitoring from working
  • When returning a Response from RestEasy Instana did not capture the status code correctly
  • Fixes a rare problem that could prevent Glassfish servers from starting while the agent is running
  • Redis Sensor will be able to monitor containerized instances that are configured with a listen.
  • MongoDB Sensor will no longer get stuck in a discovery loop when it fails to access the database
  • ActiveMQ sensor will now react more quickly to creation and deletion of queues.
  • Incorrectly routed link local ips used by sensors will no longer create startup delays.
  • Go Sensor: Fix: Potential Deadlock in Recorder
  • Python Sensor: Urllib3: More safeties in KV collection & processing
  • Node.js sensor: Fix support for mysql2 versions prior to 1.5.0
  • Node.js sensor: HTTPS exit spans can have the wrong protocol set
  • Node.js sensor: Fix an async correlation issue caused by outgoing HTTP calls
  • Node.js sensor: MongoDB spans are nested in a wrong way
  • Node.js sensor: Updated transitive dependency debug which has security vulnerabilities. This dependency is unused, in the context of the Node.js sensor and therefore didn’t pose a security risk.
  • EC2 tags are now presented within the host dashboard and sidebar. Additionally, they can now also be used for grouping within the infrastructure map.

Infrastructure map grouped by an EC2 tag