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  1. Where multiple app services send their telemetry to a single application insights instance, allow configuration of alerts at the app level.

    At the moment app insights alerts such a server exceptions do not differentiate which app service threw the exception if there are multiple app services talking to the same instance.

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    • Unable to create Cross Resource Alerts via ARM template

      If you change the query to a Cross Resource query using the template in the document linked below, you get a 400 error with this message.

      I can take the exact same query and make an alert in the portal against the same Application Insights instance without issue.

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitor-alerts-unified-log-template

      "error": {
      "code": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request).",
      "message": {
      "lang": "en-US",
      "value": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request)."
      },
      "innererror": {
      "stacktrace": "System.ArgumentException: properties.search.query is…

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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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        • 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 cloning of existing azure monitor alert rules

            Most of our alert rules are variants/copies of each other: same alert target, same action group, similar search queries, evaluation logic etc.

            It would be great if we could simply clone an existing alert rule (and modify it as needed) instead of creating one from scratch each time.

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            • alert based on the filtered one

              I'd like to receive alert by specific api controller response time such as '~/api/viewpost > 3sec'

              We can monitor it, but cannot create an alert rule.

              This request is similar to the link, and your team closed due to duplicate issue. But the link is broken; https://feedback.azure.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9702621-alert-can-be-fired-with-metric-performance-counter

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              • Azure monitor alert rules should allow importing queries from analytics explorer

                It would be awesome if there was a mechanism to allow importing queries from Analytics Explorer into Azure monitor alert rules.

                Today, while creating these alert rules, we have to copy-paste queries from analytics explorer. This means one has to (potentially) maintain several versions of the same query.

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                • Automate the creation of Scheduled Analytics resources

                  We generate Azure Application Insights resources via ARM json templates and also need to generate the Scheduled Analytics and matching alert for those AI resources so we can reliably recreate the identical setup across environments. See attached for Azure Portal examples of what we need automated.

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                  • Application Insights: Alerts to include optional multiple conditions and CRON time

                    Add the ability to specify one or more conditions to trigger an alert.

                    For example, "Availability > 0 AND Function Count > 0" over last 5 minutes.

                    Also it would be nice to have some alerts running only between specific times hence the request for an optional CRON time (using UTC timezone).

                    For example, "Alert to run only between 9am - 5pm".

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                    • Add an option to display alerts in local time

                      We've responded to customer requests to display UTC as local time for analytics, but email alerts are still being sent out in UTC (which then has to be converted manually, possibly in the middle of a major incident). There is customer demand for alerts to be sent out in local time (or another selected time zone) instead of UTC.

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                      • Need to be able to edit Azure Alerts in Gov cloud

                        I would like to be able to customize The Azure Alerts to my liking.
                        Because people tend to ignore these Alerts.

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                        • Allow automatic deactivation of Custom LogSearch Alerts

                          We would like to see is to have a way to automatically deactivate custom Log Search alerts when the alert condition stops being true. For instance, if we define an alert as a Custom Log Search with the following query:

                          requests
                          | where resultCode == “404”

                          Where threshold is greater than 100, when the number of 404 goes above 100, then the alert system sends an activation request and once the number of 404 goes below 100, then it sends a deactivation request. That should allow for a new parameter so it can be injected in a custom JSON webhook…

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                          • Move Application Insights Availability Alerts to Preview Format

                            Move Application Insights Availability Alerts to Preview Format.
                            As of now only classic is supported and 3:rd parties like OpsGenie does not support this anymore.

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                            • Notifications for Azure Functions (esp. Queue triggers)

                              While it's excellent that Azure Functions integrate with Application Insights, there is still a need for a SIMPLE/STRAIGHTFORWARD, straightforward way to configure notifications when the function fails. (suggestion below)

                              It is important to understand that this is NOT best solved within the function code itself. When a function which is triggered by a queue fails (throws exception), the calling code retries that queue message several times. If the number of failures for a queue item exceeds a threshold, then the queue message is placed in the poison queue. A function should not notify of failure on every retry. Instead we…

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                              • Enable alerts option for "App center application" type of Application Insights

                                Alerts is very useful feature that exists for other types of Application Insights resources, especially the ability to run analytics query for alert!
                                Please, enable it for "App center application" type as well.

                                Thanks!

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                                • Would love all alerts in Azure to be picked up by SCOM Azure management pack.

                                  Would love all alerts in Azure to be picked up by SCOM Azure management pack.

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                                  • Add Surport to check Availability from China

                                    As China is considered as different as per IT. We have the complaint from China customer for accession our web app which is Host in Azure East US Region.

                                    And we found nothing for how to monitor Availability from China

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                                    • Subscribe/Unsubscribe single email address from group email

                                      We use group email address in our product in order to get email from azure monitoring alerts to specific teams/goals.
                                      We found out that if a single person unsubscribe from the email alert sent from app insight the entire group will not be able to receive an alert email.

                                      I vote for the following enhancements:
                                      1) Enable single user from group email to subscribe/unsubscribe from a specific alert without affecting the entire emails in the group list
                                      2) Enable in the azure portal to subscribe/unsubscribe for monitoring alert emails (in addition to the email send from app insight, which can…

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                                      • Add the ability to disable warning emails in Powershell

                                        The daily cap warning level cannot be set or disabled via PowerShell, only the cap reached email or level can be set.

                                        The PowerShell command Set-AzureRmApplicationInsightsDailyCap needs to be updated accordingly to accommodate for the warning as well.

                                        Also, when adding a new feature like this, the PowerShel needs to be updated before the feature is released for public consumption. Otherwise admins get flooded by emails if they have a lot of app insights in Azure and they then have to manually go and disabled or set the cap for hundreds of app insights.

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                                        • Owner, Co-admin should also get the emails regarding the data cap limit if it has reached or about to reach.

                                          Owner, Co-admin should also get the emails regarding the data cap limit if it has reached or about to reach.

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