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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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      • 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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        • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                    • Migration tool to migrate classic alerts to new type of alerts

                      Implement a seamless migration tool to migrate classic alerts to new type of alerts

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                      • Alert in Application Insights not working for Failure request metric

                        In my Application Insights for my Web APP (dot net WEB API 2):
                        I created the alert rule with metrics alert (Failed requests(Platform) - on error code 500 ).
                        ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/21296191/52702036-8c764980-2f8c-11e9-8148-2f0a25a29eb0.png)

                        I have many 500 http error response codes in my app I want to alert:
                        ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/21296191/52702126-baf42480-2f8c-11e9-9ebe-aaa5741b47be.png)

                        But they not caught(and alerted) with my condition signal logic (Evaluated based on - period 5 mins, every 1 min):
                        ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/21296191/52702334-f989df00-2f8c-11e9-8090-397cde64a6d6.png)

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                        • Add support for displaying Scheduled Query Rule-based alerts in resources.azure.com

                          As a frequent deployer of resources in Azure, I'd like to see support for showing scheduled query rules in resources.azure.com so that I can ease the authoring of new rules based on existing ones.

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                          • Add ARM template support for Azure Monitor Scheduled Query Rule export when creating an Alert Rule in the App Insights Analytics blade

                            It would be very helpful when creating an Alert Rule in the App Insights Analytics blade in the Azure portal if we could export the ARM template for the Scheduled Query Rule that's about to be created, similar to the way we can export the "Automation Script" when creating other resources.

                            This would be useful for helping us automated our monitoring in ARM templates as part of our CI/CD process.

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                            • Application insights smart detection - utilise existing action groups

                              When editing a rule in "Smart Detection settings", you can only choose between email and webhooks as a notification option.
                              It would be nice to utilise existing action groups configured within Azure monitor.

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                                Thank you for reaching out.

                                Integration with action groups will become supported for the “Failure Anomalies” detection rule in the coming weeks, as part of the transition from classic alerts (more info here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/monitoring-classic-retirement).

                                Action groups support for the other Smart Detection rules is also in our backlog, but there’s no ETA for this yet.

                              • A Sleep or mute option so we have time to fix the issue without being spammed by alert emails for the same issue

                                A Sleep or mute option so we have time to fix the issue without being spammed by alert emails for the same issue

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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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