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.

    85 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

    • Support source maps in JavaScript exceptions

      Consider a large modern javascript application. Without seeing actual stack traces, diagnosing problems is really hard.

      We currently have the following setup:
      - Source maps are generated during build time and stored in private BLOB containers. We don't want to share sourcemaps for private projects with the world.
      - When JavaScript exception occurs, we gather the stack traces (using other js libraries such as stacktrace.js) and send a message to our backend service. This backend service finds appropriate source maps (it depends on client app version), prepares the de-obfuscated stack trace and logs a monitoring event.

      It would be nice…

      39 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  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.

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          3 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We are looking at contributing to the StackExchange.Redis and the ServiceStack.Redis SDKs, to write Diagnostic Source events for calls to Redis, and update our .net SDK to read those to send the dependency telemetry.

          Thoughts on this? What other SDKs would you like us to support?

          Thanks,
          Soubhagya Dash
          5/31/2017

        • Add support for calculated metrics to App Insights

          I would like the ability to combine two metrics in a third, calculated metric. For example, I might want to create a "Custom Error Percentage" metric that divides custom errors per second by requests per second. I could then alert off an error metric that has been normalized for scale instead of one that's specifically tied to RPS.

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            2 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 29 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable higher rate limits for the data access REST API

              The current rate limits per API key (1500 per day) make it difficult to build many solutions such as 24x7 dashboards. Please find a way to offer higher limits.

              27 votes
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                7 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Good news! We’re in the process of increasing the data rate limits for queries using API key authentication. It is currently enabled for 50 queries every 60 seconds (up from 15 queries) with a goal to bring it into align with the limits when using AAD authentication.

                Thanks
                Dale

              • Longer data retention

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

                25 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  This is still on the team’s backlog, but there are other higher priority items such as cross-resource queries that are in the queue ahead of this.

                  Additional feedback about what specifically you’d like in terms of retention would be appreciated.

                  Thank you
                  Dale

                • 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)?

                  22 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for cross ikey (cross application) queries

                    Today it is not possible to do cross correlation scenarios between ikeys (across different Application Insights resources). It is important to support this feature in order to build complete business process monitoring and alerting. Without this feature just monitoring a component will not help in enterprise scenarios.

                    21 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Alerting on dependency monitoring

                      Looking for is the ability to create alerts for off-box dependencies. For each explicate dependency (Web Service, SQL Database, Azure Storage, etc.):
                      - Alert on % of requests failed (flexible on window). Success based on:
                      - HTTP response (for web services)
                      - Connection Established/Failed
                      - Alert on average transaction time exceeding a threshold
                      - Alert on requests/sec exceeding a threshold

                      21 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  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)

                        21 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to Get and Set billing properties (Basic/Enterprise, daily cap, etc.) via PowerShell

                          While it is possible to Set such properties via PowerShell using an ARM template, it is not possible to Get the current values of these same properties.

                          20 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Application Insights to continuous export to Event Hubs

                            Allow Application Insights to continuous export to Event Hubs for 3rd Party SIEM integration. This follows other patterns like Azure Monitor using export logging to Event Hubs to be consumed by a 3rd party SIEM, like Splunk.

                            16 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for this suggestion. I certainly understand how this would streamline many scenarios for exporting data from Application Insights, but at this point this work is not scheduled.

                              -Dale

                            • 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.

                              15 votes
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                                planned  ·  3 comments  ·  SDK  ·  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.)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Application Insights encryption at rest

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

                                  11 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

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                                      4 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for crash data of mobile apps (HockeyApp Bridge app)

                                      It would be nice if Application Insights can collect crash data of mobile apps by using HockeyApp Bridgs App (https://azure.microsoft.com/ja-jp/blog/access-hockeyapp-data-in-ai-with-hockeyapp-bridge-app/) or somehow. It seems to work only with legacy Windows Apps (WPF/WinForms) but not mobile apps.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        The request is being resolved as “unplanned”. As HockeyApp moves to Visual Studio Mobile Center (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/mobile-center/), we will be implementing such functionality there. Existing HockeyApp customers will have a migration path towards Visual Studio Mobile Center. Until this feature is available however, we would ask you instrument crashes using the Custom Event mechanism available in HockeyApp and Application Insights Analytics.

                                      • 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.

                                        11 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

                                        • Support resizing of pinned dashboards

                                          When pinning an analytic to the dashboard, I currently can't customize its size, so a detailed bar-chart takes up the same size as a query that just produces a single number. This wastes space for small items and makes detail hard to see where it is needed. It would be a good idea to support resizing of pinned dashboard (This idea was originally suggested Via the Analytics portal feedback channel).

                                          11 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            While work has not started on this suggestion yet, it’s in our plans and something we’d very much like to add after the current set of priorities are implemented. We’ll keep posting updates here as anything changes.

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