Application Insights

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  1. Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

    App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

    96 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      In order to help with adopting the SDK to send results from your custom availability tests, we have added a new Azure function template called “AppInsightsHttpAvailability-CSharp”. To find this, please select “Monitoring” in the scenario dropdown when you go to add a new Azure function from a template. You can get more information from its source here: https://github.com/Azure/azure-webjobs-sdk-templates/tree/dev/Templates/contents/AppInsightsHttpAvailability-CSharp.

      You can replace the template test with any arbitrary test, use client certificates, deploy to an App service environment so it can access network protected applications.
      Give it a run and let us know if it works for your scenarios. Also, what other templates would you like us to provide? We are looking at providing a Docker template with Selenium and AI SDK baked in. I don’t have an ETA on that at this time though.

      Thanks,
      Soubhagya Dash
      5/31/2017

    • Variable data retention (longer or shorter than the 90-day default)

      Please provide longer retention for raw data. I'm willing to pay for (the additional azure storage)!

      71 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for viewing raw body requests

        It would be great to see raw body request on analytics. Good for monitoring restful api calls (for example json payloads)

        64 votes
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          15 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for Redis (via StackExchange.Redis) for dependency monitoring.

          We already have great support for SQL and HTTP dependency monitoring and I think adding Redis would be a great addition. A good start would be monitoring through the StackExchange.Redis library.

          58 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            The diagnostic source events channel is blocked on external factors. In the meantime, we can instrument the profiler in AI Status Monitor to track StackExchange.Redis, ServiceStack.Redis methods and send dependency telemetry.

            That would help if of course, you use the AI Status Monitor. Would this work for you?
            If the application is running in Azure, and is an App Service, you can simply install the AI extension to get it. For Cloud Services and VMs, you can enable it via WAD settings. The following articles will help:
            https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/application-insights/app-insights-monitor-performance-live-website-now
            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-cloudservices

            Let us know if using Status Monitor is an option, and we will prioritize this option higher than the generic diagnostic source events.

            Thanks,
            Soubhagya Dash
            7/11/2018

          • Application Insights in Canada regions

            We have restrictions that all our resources should be created in "Canada" region.
            As a result, we are not able to use Application Insights.
            Note: for example for customer implementing Sitecore solution which comes with Application Insights as first-class.

            Original ask here:
            https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback/suggestions/18649744-application-insights-in-canada-regions
            But just saw that there is this dedicated uservoice for Application Insights.

            Thanks for your feedback.

            42 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • live metrics support for Node.js

              Support for "Live Metrics" in Application Insights for Node.js (and Java) applications.

              If not already supported (I can't find it), I would suggest that feature so we can get good information about our Node and Java applications.

              37 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • server response time needs to ignore signalr

                The average response time metric is not very useful if it is counting signalr persistent connections. I can't filter out these requests in the default dashboard graphs and it's a pain to filter it out in every single graph I create. There needs to be a way to ignore certain patterns from being tracked.

                34 votes
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                  planned  ·  3 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Can AI support work item creation for on-premises TFS deployments?

                  The existing work item creation integration flow targets hosted vsts accounts. Can AI also support work item creation for on-premises TFS deployments (as opposed to VSTS which is available now)?

                  26 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Application Insights encryption at rest

                    Azure application insights data at rest encryption, is this on the roadmap?

                    25 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a shared time range selector for dashboard

                      I would like to have a time range selector on a dashboard, with the ability to change all time ranges of all the dashboard components

                      Another idea is to modify a single dashboard component's time range

                      24 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Application Insights in Germany

                        Are there any plans in making application insights available for Azure Germany regions?

                        23 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable migration of current apps from US data centers to EU datacenters [Europe]

                          Adding a tracking item specifically for enabling migration of existing applications to EU datacenters. (Forking from the suggestion to store data in the EU - which is now completed - see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9508143.)

                          21 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable collecting POST parameters by configuration

                            When an exception happens and the details are captured on Application insight, it would be great if POST parameters were available as well.
                            This feature can be turned off for certain pages via configuration r even posting an extra parameter like Ignore Post Parameters.
                            This will make sure sensitive application data like login information is not captured.
                            This feature can only work when a http POST ends up with a 500 error to assist debugging application, to make sure huge data is not captured and never used.

                            20 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              There are natural PII concerns in auto-collecting POST parameters, and it’s something, as Dan mentioned, you can do yourself with telemetry initializer. That said, please keep upvoting so we can see how many folks are impacted by not having a more streamlined way of collecting POST parameters.
                              Best, Michael
                              -AppInsights Product Management

                            • Add IIS logs Application Insights

                              Allow App Insights to capture the IIS logs from the webservers. This would be very helpful when debugging on prem servers.

                              18 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We are working with the WAD2AI owners to see if IIS logs can be ingested that way, given that WAD already supports IIS log collection.

                                Can you please clarify what are you looking to get out of the IIS logs? Most of the information in there is already available from the requests metadata we collect with AI.

                                Best,
                                Michael Milirud
                                -AI Product Team

                              • Track SignalR traffic

                                Right now, SignalR and WebSockets messages are invisible to AI. Worse yet, they count as a really long HTTP request. It would be nice to have a separate diagram in the Live Metrics Stream blade and everywhere else where successful or failed request are being displayed.

                                16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Where multiple app services send their telemetry to a single application insights instance, allow configuration of alerts at the app level.

                                  At the moment app insights alerts such a server exceptions do not differentiate which app service threw the exception if there are multiple app services talking to the same instance.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix the Session examples or App Insights behaviour

                                    The article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-usage-send-user-context describes setting session as `telemetry.Context.Session.Id = HttpContext.Current.Session.SessionID;`. However, in practice Session is null. I've had a chat with Azure support regarding this and their answer was the following:

                                    'The initializer is executed on the TrackXXX event as part of the request pipeline depending on who creates the session, it appears that the Initializer might be firing before it has actually set up the session data. '

                                    Please, fix the example or, even better, this behaviour. That's absolutely unacceptable that public examples don't work and we have to resort to talking to support to understand the behaviour and…

                                    15 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Smart Detection data available via the App Insights REST API

                                      It would be great if information on issues identified by Proactive Detection was available via the App Insights REST API.

                                      15 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for showing your support for this feature and seeing the value it would add to Smart Detection.

                                        We are continuing to assess when we can address this. Any more specific feedback on exactly what you’d like to see and how you would use this would be great.

                                        Thank you
                                        Dale

                                      • User Flow custom time range support

                                        Currently user cannot set custom time range on User Flow menu and it is difficult to get User Flow for specified interval. (e.g. to get daily report, user has to log-in Azure portal same time every day to get last 24 hours of data. )
                                        Please add custom time range support on user Flow menu.

                                        14 votes
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                                          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Heat Map Analysis

                                          Add Heat Map Analysis. This is a very useful tool in analysis so its great if we can include this.

                                          14 votes
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