Application Insights

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  1. 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.

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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

    • 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.

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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.

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        • First class support for Service Fabric

          While Service Fabric was in preview there was a nuget package for AI in SF, but seems that it has not gone GA with SF. Would love to see health reports from SF in AI, along with monitoring of services/actors.

          13 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Handle TSQL commands in the dependency blade better

            In the command field in the dependency blade, long TSQL commands get truncated and remove the most important part of the statement, the FROM and WHERE clauses. Without this, the entire blade is almost useless.

            It would be better to show the entire statement, or even truncate the start of the statement, rather than the end.

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              2 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support a single unified solution for n-Tier Windows Desktop & Server Applications

              Application Insights has become significantly less useful since the decision to fragment the telemetry experience by pointing rich client applications at HockeyApp and restricting AI to ASP.NET scenarios.

              For Enterprise Development Scenarios we would like to be able to use a single supported solution that works consistently across n-Tier applications built using the full range of currently supported Microsoft Platforms (.NET & Win32 Desktop Applications, Windows Services, WCF Services).

              In practise this is still just about possible by using the low level AI SDK, but increasingly Windows Desktop apps are being locked out of new features e.g. the Visual Studio…

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

                Thank you for raising this issue. Addressing this is a long-term problem that should be addressed. While this will not be solved in the near future, improving this situation is something under discussion. I will keep this suggestion updated with any progress.

                Regards,
                Dale

              • Ability to export all the data of currently selected event to CSV / JSON

                When you've selected a particular event, all of it's data is show in the detail tab. Provide an ability to quickly save this as CSV / JSON from the portal for reference.

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                  8 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for on-prem

                  It would be great to use Application Insights for on-premises scenarios as well.

                  7 votes
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                  • Expand Application Insight to the Australia Region

                    The Application Insight is not available in the Australia region as yet. Do we have the roadmap to expand in Australia?

                    6 votes
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                    • Get status monitor for other platforms (Java based web servers, BDD servers, Linux or Windows)

                      Status monitor gather a lot of useful info, it would be nice getting a status monitor for other web servers (Tomacat, Apache), hooking into Java SDK too, and compatible with Windows and Linux.

                      Also, status monitor for other types of servers like SQL Server or Oracle, or non web based app servers would be usefull to understand system behaviors for end to end analysis.

                      Moreover, installing an agent while system is already in production is a change easy to test and apply, whereas asking for a new release including custom telemetry can take time (depending on continous deployment efficiency).

                      6 votes
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                      • Add feature to accept insights data only sent from domain in the allowed list

                        If somebody takes my Instrumentation key, they can use it to upload junk data to my App Insights.

                        With Google Analytics you can create a white list of domains from which data will be accepted. Any data incoming from any other domain is simply rejected.

                        I was hoping for AI to have this as well, but I didn't find it in my settings...

                        5 votes
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                        • Integrate SQL Server Query Metrics Such as Server CPU Time

                          SQL Server offers various query metrics such as CPU time, reads, and writes. However, this information is not exposed to client applications and services. Only duration from the client's perspective is available. I would like to see better integration of SQL Server metrics with client metrics.

                          4 votes
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                          • Remove Limits such as less than 100 unique values for each property for filtering and group-by

                            We are actively using Application Insights with SharePoint 2013 (On-Premise) to send telemetry data. We are constantly hitting 100 unique value limit. Can this limit be removed or at least increased to 1000.

                            4 votes
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                            • Choose to ignore 404's from the Failures (preview) pane

                              Re the failures (preview) I would like to be able to choose to ignore 404's in the stats, for our api a 404 is a legitimate response and not an error

                              3 votes
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                              • Enhancing filtering within Performance (preview) within Application Insights

                                Within the performance preview of application insights there is the ability to provide a search/filter term to your Operation names.
                                The ability to enhance this filtering such that all of the charts are updated based on the filter. Effectively it could act as a multi select of all the operation names that fall under the filter I have applied. This would in-turn update the graphs to include only the operation names I am interested in

                                3 votes
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                                • Remember settings of application insight live stream screen

                                  Remember settings of application insight live stream screen. It is annoying to reset all settings each day for live monitoring my web app. Beginning with telemetry filters, ending with colums displayed for the instances.

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                                      • WCF Message Logging

                                        I have just tried the WCF monitoring with Application Insights and it seems to be very helpful. One thing I'm missing is a feature to log the raw (soap xml) messages, too. Would be great if you could add such a feature.

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