Deprecated and removed features
Frequent updates to the product and changes in technology require that some features are deprecated or removed from support. When a feature is deprecated, IBM continues to support the feature, but no longer plans to enhance it and might remove it in a subsequent release of the product.
In the following table, features are labeled Deprecated or Removed based on the following definitions:
A feature that is still supported but no longer developed. The feature is no longer recommended for use and might become obsolete.
A feature that was deprecated in previous releases and is no longer available in the product. You must use alternative features as a replacement for the removed function.
The Release column indicates the Instana release at which the feature was first deprecated or removed.
Consider the details and recommended actions that are provided in the table.
|Feature||Status||Release||Details and recommended action|
|Instana Python AutoTrace||Removed||258||Breaking change! After the release of Instana - Python - Discovery version 1.9.12, which is planned for 19 September 2023, the deprecated Python autotracing feature is not enabled by default. If you still use this deprecated feature, prepare for its removal. For more information about the options, see Deprecated: Legacy Python AutoTrace.|
|AWS Lambda Native Tracing for Python||Deprecated||256||After 27 November 2023, customers are no longer able to create functions that use the Python 3.7 runtime. The minimum supported runtime is
|Application trace API||Deprecated||253||The endpoint
|BeeInstana configuration options||Deprecated||251||The
|High availability approach for self-hosted Docker-based installer||Deprecated||249||The high availability approach for Instana's Self-hosted Docker-based installer is deprecated, and will be removed when the high availability setup for self-hosted Instana backend on Kubernetes/OpenShift (on-premises) is available. If you depend on high availability, you should move to a Self-hosted Instana backend on Kubernetes/OpenShift (on-premises).|
|HAProxy built-in events||Deprecated||249||HAProxy built-in events|
|Host agent and installer for 32-bit Windows||Deprecated||248||The host agent and Windows installer for the 32-bit Windows architecture are no longer updated. You can install the 32-bit dynamic agent and static agent on Windows, and the dynamic host agent is still able to receive updates.|
|Support for Kubernetes v1.16||Removed||245||For self-hosted Instana backend on Kubernete (on-premises) the minimum supported Kubernetes version is 1.22.|
|Red Hat OpenShift 4.8||Removed||245||For self-hosted Instana backend on Red Hat OpenShift (on-premises) the minimum supported OpenShift version is 4.9.|
|AWS Lambda Native Tracing for Python||Deprecated||229||Since August 17, 2022, customers cannot update existing functions that use the Python 3.6 runtime. The minimum supported runtime is
|Monitoring AWS X-Ray (Technology Preview)||Deprecated||214||This feature is deprecated and will be removed from Instana when there is native AWS Lambda tracing for all Lambda runtimes.|
|The extensions/v1beta1 and apps/v1beta2 API versions||Removed||211||Use the apps/v1 API version. These API versions were removed in Kubernetes v1.16.|