Application Insights

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  1. Turn-off Smart Detection by Default in App Insight

    We love the Smart Detection feature and the capabilities it offers. However, we have been getting numerous complaints about email notifications. Some of the alerts are turned on by default and get sent to users of the applications that are not part of the Enterprise Application Monitoring Team. Rather than having the alerts turned on by default, we would prefer an opt-in scenario, where the notifications were turned off by default, thereby preventing notifications from being sent to an inappropriate audience. Even though we have a script to turn the feature off, this is an additional administrative burden.
    Allowing for…

    21 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Smart Detection data available via the App Insights REST API

      It would be great if information on issues identified by Proactive Detection was available via the App Insights REST API.

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        0 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for showing your support for this feature and seeing the value it would add to Smart Detection.

        We are continuing to assess when we can address this. Any more specific feedback on exactly what you’d like to see and how you would use this would be great.

        Thank you
        Dale

      • Push notifications for Smart Detection alerts

        The email is usually a low priority tool. When there is a critical problem, I notice it too late (when I take the cell to check the email). I usually recive thousands of emails every day, however, push notifications are much less common and more visible.

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          9 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Allow settings Smart Detection rules based on a default user specified template

            It is very tedious to have to setup which email address(es) need to be used rather than the default. It would be much easier if we could create a template and have that template be the default rather than the one you give us.

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              1 comment  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Send Smart Detection on performance degradation in time

              Smart Detection about operation performance degradation sent on daily basis, the ask is to send the notification when the degradation happens.

              4 votes
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              • Show what instances are actually affected

                I have 20+ instances and Smart Detection tells me there was degradation for some period in response time. I have no way of knowing which Cloud App or Storage instance had the problem.

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                  2 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Turn off smart detection by http status code or exception type

                  For when the exception has really been handled by the app, but raised back to the client by design. E.g. a web api that returns a 400 Bad Request when post data fails validation.

                  Maybe this could be configured for particular route/status code combinations.

                  3 votes
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                  • w3wp#X is not informative about process details, please include the applicationpool name

                    Report leaks and other process information including the application pool name, the w3wp#x is not informative and I you cant access the production servers because security reasons you dont have idea about the application related.

                    2 votes
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                    • Create a Saleforce case from an Application Insights alerts

                      We monitor several on-prem applications via AI for various customers. It would be great if a Salesforce case could somehow be automatically created.

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                      • Configure Smart Detection to not report on irrelevant issues

                        Some Smart Detection customers provided us with feedback that they would like to not receive Smart Detection about some performance of components they don't track or performances that are within their SLA.
                        1. For example, detection about slow page load time for Browser version XYZ isn't relevant for our service because we don't support this browser. We'd like to configure Smart Detection to not send Detections about Browser version XYZ in the future.
                        2. Another example: Detection about operation ZYX performance degraded from 1 sec to 3 sec. This detection isn't relevant for us since our SLA is 5 sec.…

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                        • Add smart detection rule for abusive networks

                          Small/medium businesses get hammered by abusive actors daily. Having an alert in place to detect abusive clients would be extremely useful.

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                            1 comment  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable to export Smart Detection details to email

                            When viewing Smart Detection details in portal, enable to export detection details to email.

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                            • Smart Detection: Comparison of Two application insights, For instance, PRD and TEST, on EVENT level(Request, dependency ) with Custom filte

                              Rest API to track smart detection by Events (Perf counter , Request , Dependency , Exception ) with the custom filters .

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                              • Rest API to track smart detection by Events (Perf counter , Request , Depency , Exception ) with custom filter

                                Rest API to track smart detection by Events (Perf counter , Request , Dependency , Exception ) with the custom filters .

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                                • Smart Detection Custom profile(s) with its own set of filter including custom dimensions

                                  Smart Detection Custom profile(s) with its own set of filter including custom dimensions.

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                                  • Application Insights Diagnose Slow Startup

                                    Have application insights track the time between a shutdown and restart and determine what is causing an application to take time to startup.

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                                    • Define maintenance time period for Smart Detection

                                      We have a daily maintenance period to restart web pools (2:00am-2:05am), so during the warmup periods we are getting false positives in Smart Detection and a lot of email alerts. It would be very helpful to define a time period for pausing the Smart Detection per Application.

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                                      • Let us remove Smart Detection items or filter out localhost requests

                                        I'd like to be able to remove items from Smart Detection I have investigated and/or solved. Also, I need to filter out localhost as development on localhost skews response times

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                                        • Add additional email recipient for alerts and apply it to all alerts

                                          At the moment if you want to add an additional recipient to the alerts you have to manually edit all alerts. A setting can be added to apply a list of email recipients to all alerts.

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