Release Notes for Instana Microservices Application Monitoring for Pivotal Platform

These are release notes for Instana Microservices Application Monitoring for Pivotal Platform.

v1.170.0

Release Date: January 30, 2020

First release of 2020, and the year starts strong!

New features:

  • PAS: v2.8 support
  • PKS: Support for the agents to report to multiple backends
  • PKS: General Availability!
  • Automatic monitoring of MongoDB service instances spawned from the MongoDB Enterprise Service for Pivotal Platform

Improvements:

  • The Instana tile no longer declares itself as a service_broker tile, so no network and availability zone allocation is required. While it has been working transparently via the OpsManager web interface, the required allocation to networks caused issues with om configure-product command; these issues are now resolved.

Bug fix:

  • Resolved an issue that might prevent the Instana agent Docker images from updating on PKS over the Tile update.

v1.168.0

Release Date: December 19, 2019

Last update for this year, but tons of new stuff!

New features:

  • Pod Security Policies support for PKS.
  • Out-of-the-box process monitoring in terms of CPU, memory and open files for GoRouter, Cloud Controller, Kube-related processes on the master nodes of PKS, BOSH agent and BOSH DNS-related processes.
  • Automatic management of maintenance windows based on BOSH tasks; for more information, see the Automatic Maintenance Windows for BOSH deployments section.
  • All tile settings are compatible with the om utility.
  • [Experimental] Automatically monitor all RabbitMQ queues of service instances spawned via the RabbitMQ for Pivotal Platform tile.

Bug fix:

  • Air-gap the PKS support by embedding the leader-elector image in the tile.

v1.166.2

Release Date: December 2, 2019

  • Fix an issue with additional backends in OpsMan 2.7.
  • Automatically delete the Instana agent daemonset upon the removal of the Instana tile.

v1.166.1

Release Date: November 20, 2019

v1.166.0

Release Date: November 14, 2019

v1.162.1

Release Date: October 10, 2019

  • Add support for reporting monitoring data into up to four multiple Instana backends; see the Multiple Instana Backends page for more information.

v1.162.0

Release Date: October 3, 2019

  • Allow to turn off automatic monitoring of the various supported 3rd-party tiles

v1.161.0-RC1

Release Date: September 22, 2019

A version packed with improvements!

  • Cloud Foundry as first-class citizen in Instana: find all your Cloud Foundry applications quickly and easily in Instana via the new Cloud Foundry main page.
  • Integration of Cloud Foundry in Instana’s Dynamic Focus and Infrastructure Map.
  • Automatically monitor Redis service instances created via the Redis for Pivotal Platform tile.
  • Automatically monitor MySQL service instances created via the MySQL for Pivotal Platform tile.
  • Automatically monitor the PXC MySQL database backing Cloud Foundry’s Cloud Controller.
  • Configure the USE_ATTACH_TOOLS=true advanced configuration by default to ensure that all Java applications and automatically discovered and traced, irrespective of the JVM version they run on.

v1.160.3

Release Date: September 9, 2019

Fixed issues in this release:

  • Solved an issue on Pivotal Platform 2.3.14 that occasionally prevented the Instana agent BOSH job from being updated.

v1.160.2

Release Date: September 5, 2019

Fixed issues in this release:

  • Solved an issue on Pivotal Platform 2.3.14 that prevented the leadership-election job from successfully bootstrap.
  • Solved an issue with Pivotal Platform 2.6.4 where some Garden container identifiers may not be collected consistently.

v1.160.1

Release Date: August 22, 2019

Features included in this release:

  • Expose Download key as advanced configuration

Fixed issues in this release:

  • Fixed an issue with PAS 2.3.4, where the deployment would fail due to BOSH not deploying correctly the leadership-election job.
  • Fixed an issue with PAS 2.6.4, where the deployment would fail due to BOSH having too many link providers for the leadership-election link.

v1.160.0

Release Date: August 16, 2019

Features included in this release:

v1.158.0

Release Date: July 25, 2019

Features included in this release:

  • Expose advanced configuration options for the Instana agent
  • Support Java buildpack running OpenJDK 8; some tile configuration is required, see Deploying Java applications using the Java Buildpack and OpenJDK 8
  • Support for tracing .NET Core applications running on the dotnet-core-buildpack; some configuration for cf push is required, see

v1.157.1

Release Date: July 17, 2019

Features included in this release:

  • Instana agent improvements for Pivotal Platform 2.6

v1.157.0

Release Date: July 9, 2019

Features included in this release:

  • Support for configuration of Instana agent updates
  • Instana agent logs are retrievable via the logging facilities of OpsManager and bosh logs