Application Insights

Welcome to the Azure Application Insights UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for all aspects of Application Insights such as our SDKs, Web tests, Analytics, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. Add Cloud Role Name to Live Metrics Stream

    On the Live Metrics Stream, the list of servers is displayed.

    1. Allow to list a column called 'cloud role name' next to the server name. This makes it clear which server correlates with which server.
    2. Allow easy filtering of the entire page by 'cloud role name'.

    When multiple roles share a single application insights resource, it an be hard to figure out which server is doing what. Still, it makes sense to log in a single app insights resource in order to have the relation and querying benifits.

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      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable ARM configuration of smart detection rules

      Programmatic control over Smart Detection rule settings is needed.

      8 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for posting this suggestion.

        While work has not started on this suggestion yet, configuring Smart Detection rules via ARM and integrating with Action Groups are in our plans, and something we’d very much like to add after the current set of priorities are implemented. We’ll keep posting updates here as anything changes.

        As for supporting “to define separate rules sets based on resource groups”, could you please clarify on this suggestion? Are you looking to configure Smart Detection rules at the resource group level rather than on the individual Application Insights resource?

        Thanks,
        Harel Broitman

      • save selected columns in the query url

        each time we open our saved queries we need to filter the columns again the to see only the relevant columns we need

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          0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update more frequently pinned to a Dashboard charts created in Analytics

          As a DevOps I need to observe aggregation of custom metrics showing the pulse of the system, which can be very nicely implemented via a query in App Insights\Analytics but if you pin them on a Dashboard they will update only hourly.

          We need an option for auto-refresh on such tiles/charts pinned on dashboard to be refreshed each 1-5 minutes.

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • App Insight integration with Azure Key Vault

            It would be great to have a tight integration of App Insight with Azure Key Vault so that it allows App Insight able to fetch credentials directly from Key Vault during run time to run the availability web tests. We don't want to hard code anything in web tests to connect to Key Vault but rather it should be able to connect and fetch required credentials from Vault and run the web tests.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for on-prem

              It would be great to use Application Insights for on-premises scenarios as well.

              7 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow pinned Analytics Dashboard Charts to click through to event search view.

                One of the great features of Application Insights is the ability to drill down into the data by clicking through the metrics charts to create new filtered search blades.

                Many useful built in portal tiles have been removed recently (e.g. 'Top Crashes' showing Impacted User Count); Analytics allows us to recreate the same view on a dashboard in a more general way but the pinned chart does not have the same "drill down" abilities to the data that the old built in tiles had.

                It would be great if there was an option to allow clicking through the pinned charts…

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for the great suggestion! The team is currently heads down with a lot of other work, but we have a set of dashboarding improvements in mind in the next few months. We’ll update the status to “in progress” once we get going on these.

                • Expand Application Insight to the Australia Region

                  The Application Insight is not available in the Australia region as yet. Do we have the roadmap to expand in Australia?

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add HTTP Queue Length metric

                        Add HTTP Queue Length metric to Servers table (and maybe a graph)

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C++ SDK for server and desktop applications

                          We'd like to use Application Insights with our native (Win32) server application written in C++, as well as our Win32 desktop application (C++).

                          Without C++ support we can't build a full stack solution based on Application Insights.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Get status monitor for other platforms (Java based web servers, BDD servers, Linux or Windows)

                            Status monitor gather a lot of useful info, it would be nice getting a status monitor for other web servers (Tomacat, Apache), hooking into Java SDK too, and compatible with Windows and Linux.

                            Also, status monitor for other types of servers like SQL Server or Oracle, or non web based app servers would be usefull to understand system behaviors for end to end analysis.

                            Moreover, installing an agent while system is already in production is a change easy to test and apply, whereas asking for a new release including custom telemetry can take time (depending on continous deployment efficiency).

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • set color legend

                              Render AI Analytic query chart with custom colors. For example, would like to render a red bar for failed requests and green bar for successful requests.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VueJs Support

                                Add support for VueJs that supports the entire Analytics feature set. There is an open source one currently, but its pretty basic.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Capture Region of Executing Process as part of analytics data

                                  In the analytics schema, we have fields cloud_RoleName and cloud_RoleInstance. When an application is deployed to multiple regions and each deployment is using a single instrumentation key, it would be useful to split data by the cloud geographic region that processed the telemetry,

                                  e.g. cloud_GeoRegion, to contain data such as 'West Europe', 'West US', 'UK West' etc.

                                  This would apply to any of the schemas, where cloud_RoleName and cloud_RoleInstance are recorded.

                                  5 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Sergey might be able to help you find ways to do this on your own. But we don’t have any plans to do this automatically in the App Insights SDK, given the breadth and telemetry size consequences of that kind of change.

                                    - David from the App Insights team

                                  • Enable ARM configuration of custom schema (open schema)

                                    We create an AI resource on customers behalf, but haven’t found a way to create a data source in the resource

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Add a public library of common used analytics queries

                                      While some applications have specific requirements, a lot of reports that come out of analystics must be pretty common. It would be nice to have an área in which to find common queries already optimized and 'verified' by the community and/or Microsoft itself.
                                      Queries like: "between two dates, which are the pages that had most time consumption difference"

                                      5 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable more cohort analysis tools in Application Insights

                                        We are using AI for assessing the usage of features using custom events, but better ways of seeing changes in usage over time within Application Insights queries would be beneficial (new chart types and cohort groupings)

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the ability to define tags when creating VSTS Work Items in Application Insights

                                          By adding the ability of including tags with a Work Item for VSTS in the Application Insights workflow, this will allow teams to have better query granularity with work that is defined by events in Application Insights.

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