Before you install Instana, you need to review the deployment options, system requirements, and outbound network access requirements, and prepare endpoints and keys.
- Deployment options
- System requirements
- Outbound network access requirements
- Preparing endpoints and keys
Review the deployment options that are supported for Instana. For more information, see Deployment options.
If you install and use Instana in a self-hosted (on-premises) environment, review the system requirements for Instana backend, agents, and sensors to ensure that your environment meets the minimum requirements. If you use Instana SaaS, review the system requirements before you install Instana agents and configure sensors. For more information, see System requirements.
Outbound network access requirements
Before you install Instana, review the Outbound network access requirements.
Preparing endpoints and keys
You can use different Instana agents to monitor your technology stacks as you need, including host agents, cloud service agents, serverless agents, and web and mobile agents. You need the Agent key to create a relationship between the monitoring agent and the environment that it belongs. You also need the Download key to download extra artifacts when you deploy a dynamic agent. For more information, see Preparing endpoints and keys.