Build 205

Build 205 is released on 5 August 2021.

Minimum version to update from directly: Build 201.

NOTE: The operator has been substantially reworked internally. This will make build 205 a required release that cannot be skipped.

Cumulative Changes since Release #201


Agent: Configuration from Process specific files - provide YAML subtrees

In addition to the already available process specific configuration from file or environment with YAML literals, the host agent now supports YAML subtrees from process specific files. This allows for complex configurations, like Java JMX, to be customized for individual processes when running inside containers. Check out the host agent documentation for details.

Custom payload in alert configurations

Instana now provides support to enrich specific alert with static key-value pairs which would be attached to the alert notification.

IBM i and Db2 on i monitoring

Instana now supports remote monitoring of multiple IBM i instances. The monitored IBM i instance will be displayed as a tower on your Infrastructure Map as well as the Db2 on i will be presented as a running process within the tower. OS related metrics are collected from various system tables, as well as the database related metrics are collected using the built-in IBM i Collection Services. The supported versions are: 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4.

This includes:

IBM APM V8 integration support

Instana now supports integration with IBM Application Performance Monitoring V8. Supported V8 agents attached to an APM V8 server can be integrated with the Instana server. Metrics and identity information from the APM V8 agents is forwarded to the Instana server. Host, process and IBM Datapower entities and metrics will appear on the Infrastructure map. Supported V8 agents are:

IBM MQ tracing support (Technology Preview)

Instana now supports tracing IBM MQ messages on xLinux 64. For more information, refer to the IBM MQ docs.

IBM Z HMC monitoring (Technology Preview)

Instana now supports remote monitoring of zHMC. This includes a built-in dashboard that displays key metrics. For more information, refer to the IBM Z HMC docs

Instana Agent on OpenShift

The Instana Agent can now be deployed on OpenShift 4.7 and above on IBM Z and LinuxONE. We made sure to cover all 3 modes of installation - Helm, YAML and Operator.

Find our more on in our OpenShift documentation.

Sensor and Agent enhancements


You can now inspect the Instana product in nine additional languages. While we aren't finished yet with the product's localization (see known issues), we hope you can already benefit from this. The language can be configured within the product's general user settings (Settings ➡ User Settings ➡ General). With this release, we are supporting the following languages:

Custom events

An additional system rule has been added in order to ensure the presence (and be notified in the absence) of hosts. This rule can be found under "System Rules" with the name "Host availability detection".



Known Issues


205-2, 205-3, 205-4