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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.

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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

    • Add plugin/data source functionalities for Multi-step Web Tests

      Currently it's not possible to create a custom plugin or to add a data source.

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      • Add support for non-HTTP(S) availability tests (TCP, UDP, DNS etc)

        It would be great if availability tests also supported non-HTTP test types, so that we could test SFTP/SSH based external services as well.

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        • Validate HTTPS connection in URL Ping test

          I found current URL Ping test doesn't validate the HTTPS connection, e.g. if the SSL certificate's subject doesn't match the domain, the URL ping test will still pass. Sometimes if the SSL certificate expires, I'd like the URL Ping test fails so I can get the notification about it, because the end users will get the error when they access the URL with web browser.

          Please Do consider it.

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          • Add support for HTTP method and HTTP header in "URL ping" web tests

            Lots of our API requires authorization, in these cases we need to add HTTP header to the request.

            We've had a problem with app service not accepting PUT and DELETE requests multiple times (the requests were canceled before they reached our code = they were not logged in Application Insights for example) and we want to have a test that lets us know when this happens again.

            In both cases, URL ping test would be enough we could specify HTTP method & HTTP header. It does not make sense to use multi step web tests for this & pay for…

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            • Increase 2 minute timeout limit for multi-step web tests

              Increase the 2-minute limit for application insights multi-step web tests

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              • Looking for Custom schedule for availability test rather just 5/10/15 min

                Looking for Custom schedule for availability test rather just 5/10/15 min

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                • Please have option to check if mail was sent to the required participants

                  We should be able to see the if the was successfully deliver to requested participants when any ping test fails.

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                  • Availability tests to test all instances of scaled WebApps

                    When you monitor the availability of a WebApp which has been scaled and has multiple instances, the tests are not very useful.

                    There can be unresponsive instance, but the availability tests might just target the healthy ones and potential issue goes unnoticed.

                    So it would beneficial if the tests could check each instance individually and also include the instance id in the alerts.

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                    • Increase Limit on Number of Availability Tests

                      We have a need to monitor each of our customers, which have a unique URL (such as customer1.example.com, customer2.example.com). We have 170 (and growing) number of customers per a single Application Insights instance. We are trying to programatically create an Availability Test for each customer and are hitting the limit of 100 Availability Tests.

                      Can this limit be increased? Is there another workaround?

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                      • 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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                        • Generate alerts in case web tests are not executed because of certain reason.

                          In case, web tests are not executed in azure application insight there should be an alert generated which can specify the reason behind such incident.

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                          • Send weekly Performance / Availability report (column -every day) for each web test item

                            Send weekly Performance / Availability report (column -every day) for each web test item

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                            • Display "Reporting Name" in the web test result screen in azure rather than Request URLs

                              Display "Reporting Name" in the web test result screen in azure rather than Request URLs

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                              • Please fix web testing urls without a prefix (like example.com)

                                Currently you can't add a web test with an url like http://example.com
                                It will come up with the error: Invalid URI: The format of the URI could not be determined

                                When adding a http://www.example.com which 302 redirecs to http://example.com,
                                the following exception is in the Web test result details "Exception" section:
                                System.UriFormatException: Invalid URI: The format of the URI could not be determined.
                                at System.Uri.CreateThis(String uri, Boolean dontEscape, UriKind uriKind)
                                at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.HtmlDocument.ParseForDependentRequests(Boolean urlsOnly)
                                at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebStress.WebTestCaseVariation.BuildDependentRequestsList(WebTestInstrumentedTransaction instrumentedTransaction)
                                at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebStress.WebTestCaseVariation.AddParsedDependentRequests(ExecutionState executionState)

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