Application Insights

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  1. 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.

      11 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 6 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 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…

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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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              • 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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                • 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.

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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.

                          2 votes
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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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                              1 comment  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable segmentation of a web application in AI

                              It should be possible to segment a website into different areas. Only data within an area should be used for smart detection and other features.

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                              In a website there might be two areas, the normal User website that's available to normal users, and another area, the Admin site which is used by administrators.
                              It is not useful to be told that a page doing some maintenance task in the admin portal is doing much worse than all other pages...it is supposed to run for a long time!

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                              • Exclude the first few requests/events for each url/page/resource after a restart when evaluating Smart Detection, since those are not repres

                                Exclude the first few requests/events for each url/page/resource after a restart when evaluating Smart Detection.

                                The initial requests to a url/page/resource typically take much longer time than what is normal.
                                So the timing and measurements of the initial requests to a page/url only misleads the Smart Detection evaluation and produces a lot of random and useless results.

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                                1. Figure out when a resource is restarted (probably the same time that AI is initialized).
                                2. Keep an internal dictionary for requests, dependencies and other stuff. Reset when restarted.
                                3. Every time a request/dependency/resource is processed by AP, add it to…

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                                • Allow us to annotate the smart detection alerts

                                  Once you determine the issue in the smart detection screen, then be able to annotate the alert. That way, other team members that come to the site to review these alerts know that they should not be working on troubleshooting or investigating them anymore.

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                                  • Blacklist traffic

                                    We get emails on a daily basis about increased failures that all tend to fall into a bucket that have traits that could be blocked entirely. The one that triggered this post was listed as:

                                    Operating System: Scrapy 1.0
                                    Source of Synthetic Traffic: Scrapy

                                    The ability to blacklist that traffic across my subscription, and for Azure to keep and make available data on repeat offenders to either automatically block the traffic or at least give us the option to view repeat offenders and block the traffic on a case-by-case basis would be a huge improvement in the Azure ecosystem.

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                                    • Allow us to configure alert email address(es) per AI instance and not just per alert type

                                      Currently when you set up a new AI instance you have to set up the custom email addresses for every alert type. This is time consuming and unnecessary. There should be a way to just configure it for the entire instance all at once.

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                                      • Send Smart Detection Sample Email

                                        As a tools administrator, I want to be able to send a Smart Detection sample email based on our app telemetry, to show the capability of this feature to the rest of the development team.

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