Application Insights

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  1. Application Insights alert rule custom events

    Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

    197 votes
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      25 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add alerts based on results of Analytics Queries

      It would be great be able to create an alert based on a scheduled query (p.e. when a specific dependency appears x times in a lapse of time).
      Or maybe link an Analytics query to the web-tests in Application Insights.

      129 votes
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        19 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        The private preview of this feature is still on. If you haven’t tried this yet, and are interested, please email us vsai (at) microsoft.com, with your subscription IDs and we will be happy to enable this for you.

        Meanwhile, a separate team now has the charter for Azure’s alerting scenarios, they are looking to build consistent alerting feature set for all of Azure. We will be sure to move these asks, and your feedback onto their user voice once it is set up. This new alerting team will be building this in a way that allows you to do this not just on AI data, but for any other Azure data, such as from OMS.

        One feedback we have thus far is the additional latency for the alerts: At this time, we first generate a derived metric, which then has to flow through the pipeline into the evaluation of…

      • 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 alerting on a segmented/filtered metric

          Please support alerting on a segmented/filtered metric, for instance:
          * When requests of a specific type (identified by operationName) have a spike in response time or failure rates
          * When exceptions of a specific type happen
          * Dependency failures from a specific dependency type or name
          * Requests fail with a specific response code
          * Any CPU spikes over a threshold

          53 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            33 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Application insights - Daily/Weekly/Monthly digest mail for url availability with configurable charts

              Currently the url monitoring reports are shown on dashboard, there is no way we can get the reports/charts as a daily/weekly/monthly digest mail. It would be great if this feature is enabled.

              Also, there should be a programmatic way to pull the data from Application Insight to generate our own status mails.

              32 votes
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                5 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.

                28 votes
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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

                • 27 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We’re getting closer to having resources to address this. Any comments on your preferred mechanism to address this (e.g. PowerShell cmdlets, Azure CLI, ARM etc) would be useful!
                    Thank you
                    Dale

                  • 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.

                    25 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We are still considering options for higher API limits. Note that if you need higher limits now, you can employ multiple API keys or by using AAD auth.
                      Please add as much detail as possible about your scenarios for higher query rates if these limits are not working in your situation.
                      Thank you.
                      Dale Koetke

                    • Add support for mapping minified Javascript to source

                      Currently Application Insights does not resolve minified Javascript to it's matching original source. This makes solving production issues impossible - and who doesn't minify? Please add support for map files (or some other method) for making this possible.

                      24 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  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)?

                        22 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Longer data retention

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

                          22 votes
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                            3 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

                          • 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 →
                            • Provide a mobile app for Application Insights

                              In order to be able to monitor key metrics on-the-go, please provide an app for mobile devices. Accessing the Azure Portal and especially the Application Insights Dashboard with iPhone is really a pain. Or provide an API, so we could build highly customized monitoring apps by ourselves.

                              20 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We’re working right now on extending the Azure mobile app with more detailed information from Application Insights so you can check your app’s health at-a-glance.
                                Thanks
                                Dale

                              • 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)

                                20 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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.

                                  19 votes
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                                    2 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.

                                    19 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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…

                                      18 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Display data and reports in local time, not UTC

                                        It would be exceptionally handy that data and reports be displayed in local time, not UTC, in the Analytics experience.

                                        14 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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.

                                          13 votes
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