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Instana importer can import, historize and process monitoring data from Instana.


You can find the configuration option in at Environment settings > OneImporter > Configurations > Instana.

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. To add a new configuration enter a Name for your importer and an Entity suffix (default: -instana) to clearly identify your Instana entities.
Note that the Entity suffix is fixed and cannot be changed afterwards.

Click Add to proceed to the configuration.

To edit an existing configurations click the arrow on the left of your importer name to expand the configuration options.

Following configuration options are available:

Field Description Advice
Name Meaningful name Add the word "Instana" to identify importer when viewing the logs
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Server URL Instana server URL to get data from
API token Enter your Instana API token Generate API token at Settings > API Tokens
Entities Select all required entities
Executing OneImporter Select a OneImporter to import the data based on the importer configuration. Requires installed OneImporter: Installation instruction
Schedule time (cron format) Determine the frequency of imports in CRON format Learn more about CRON format:

Table: Instana configuration parameters


The following image is an example of an Instana configuration: Instana importer configuration Figure: Example of a Instana configuration

Instana API token can import, historize and process monitoring data from Instana SaaS and OnPremise installations. An API token is required to access your Instana tenant.

The following graphic shows an example configuration of an API token in Instana:

Configure a Instana API token for integration


The OneImporter imports Instana data based on a specific configuration into entities with a suffix defined by you (default: -instana). To view the imported instances in, select 'Asset & Configuration Repository → Instance Viewer'. There you can select your specific instance and click it for a detailed view in the instance history viewer.

The following image is an example of imported Instana data: Instana instance overview
Figure: Overview of Instana instance (left) and topology of related instances (right)