Application Insights

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  1. Add validation rule that validates properties of Json

    Would accept if you had to provide a model of the json as template while creating the test.

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    • Change metric based alerts that trigger over a rolling window to bar chart

      I've noticed that alert conditions set to trigger when an Azure function fails multiple times over the course of a specified Period, don't actually trigger. That and the chart to help depict the condition doesn't represent the actual condition (alert_ex.png).

      A bar chart may be a better representation (alert_propsed.png). Plus the alerts don't trigger based on the threshold, since they would never reach the threshold according to the current chart.

      Let me know if more info is needed.
      Thx,
      Jemaal

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        • during Alert Create Rule: cannot read signal names to pick from

          during Alert Create Rule: cannot read signal names in the pick list. To time consuming to go through all of them. This could be a quick fix.

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          • Remove web related metrics

            My current application is not a web application but it uses the ApplicationInsights for custom events, messages and metric.

            I don't want to see all (default) web related metrics for users, sessions, web requests, views, load time,...and so on.

            For example the ApplicationInsights Azure portal overview pane and live streams show lots of empty charts (including the Weekly Application Insights digest email as well) and tables because my app lacks these web related metrics and doesn't have this data.

            I would like to remove/hidethem and put my custom events and metrics instead.

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            • Support charts with more decimals (+Y-Axis auto scaling)

              I really like the Azure ApplicationInsight charts, but I would like to see charts with autoscaling (y-axis) for my floating point custom metrics.

              For instance I have lots of floating point values like 10.2345678 with a change of ~0.00001 and the charts only shows 10.23, 10.23, 10.23 and so on...

              I would love to see more detail here!

              Thanks.

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              • Set an alert threshold from a live metrics stream graph

                While watching a live metrics stream, i noticed that i had a high error rate. It would be nice if there was a way to from a graph create an alert if the thing plotted crossed some threshold (failures per second was what i was looking at when i had this thought)

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                • Improve user geolocation accuracy

                  I know that IP geolocation is almost impossible to get right, but the library/service currently used is very bad for accuracy in the UK. It always makes the common mistake of showing my as based in Manchester, whereas I am actually based in London.
                  I don't know what different techniques eurekapi.com are using (I'm not associated with them in any way, except as a customer) but their service puts me not just correctly in London, but right down to the right area, Hammersmith and Fulham.
                  It would be great if AI were more accurate for the UK. I can't speak…

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                  • Add average session length to session information.

                    Average session duration would give a much better picture of usage and aid in calculations for load testing.

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                    • Would it be possible to view custom events on the live metrics stream?

                      No idea how you would do this but it would be pretty amazing if you could view custom metrics on the application insights live metrics stream!

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                      • Ability to exclude specific requests from Performance Preview Blade in Azure Portal

                        This Performance (Preview) blade in the Azure Portal is super helpful.

                        One suggestion though: we have lots of very frequent (and fast) requests to a health check resource which is pinged by the load balancer and also used for the availability tests which run every 1 minute from 4 different locations.

                        These requests totally pollute the statistics.

                        Is it possible to filter out specific requests?

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                        • Drag the components

                          The components should be movable when viewing the Application map in Azure portal.

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                          • integration send alert to third party (azure service bus, event hub, IFTTT, Slack)

                            Allow app insight integration with third party (azure service bus, event hub, IFTTT, Slack). Allow sending metrics or alerts on a schedule or on trigger to third party. For example, send alerts to Slack.

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                            • Allow choice of process to view in Visual Studio

                              When you debug against multiple processes, ApplicationInsights picks a random one to show in the window and shows a yellow dialog "Multiple processes have been debugged. This window only shows data for XXXX"

                              Allow the user to select which process the chart displays for. don't need history just the ability to change the chart from the selection point onwards

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                              • Add the ability to alert based on Analytics query

                                Current alert options only work with metrics.

                                Provide a simple alert mechanism based on any Analytics query. This could be as simple as requiring a custom query that returns two values: Filter Column and Filter Count.

                                Here is an example:
                                Query returns number of times a certain event/error code is returned along with a cloud_RoleInstance name. You limit your query based on whatever where conditions you want (timespan, customDimension, etc.)

                                When you set up the alert, you
                                1. pick the shared query. Some quick validation is done that correct fields are returned.
                                2. You can then set a threshold if…

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                                • Setting threshold for Available MBytes

                                  We can gather Available MBytes (\Memory\Available MBytes) of Cloud Service as App Insights telemetry with setting Diagnotics configuration as pic1.png.
                                  However, I don't know how can we determine the supplementary unit for that when we want to set an alert rule. The unit of it appears just "count" as pic2.png.
                                  Also, as far as I checked, it is not "MBytes" but "Bytes" contrary to the name of the counter.
                                  It would be nice if all unit of counters are displayed clearly.

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                                  • Add ability to log Bug WI from App Insights End-to-End transaction details

                                    We have the ability to log bug work items from some places in the portal (like from a smart alert) but would like the ability to log it from other places as well. Ideally from End-to-End transaction details screen as it is usually where you have all of the details about a failure.

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                                    • Automate creation of shared queries

                                      Support creation of shared queries through ARM template. This will enable devOps teams to script the shared queries and propagate them among environments.

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                                      • Allow user-specified http error codes to be excluded from Application Insights

                                        Allow an Azure user to exclude specified http error codes, such as 404, for a specified request from Application Insights. Our site is getting hit with multiple wp-login.php requests all day. We do not use PHP or WordPress, and the Application Insights reporting is resulting in false 404 alerts on a daily basis.

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                                        • Smart Alert For Overall Request Volume

                                          Hello,

                                          Our team would like to setup a smart alert for overall volume of requests, which does not exist. We would like to be notified of spikes in volume of requests vs. data from previous time-frames.

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