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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for changing custom performance counter sample interval in Application Insights

      When exploring custom performance counters in Application Insights , the sample interval is by default 1 second, should there be a way to customize this in ApplicationInsights.config?

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        1 comment  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Per Sergey’s request:

        Please reactivate GitHub issue and tell us what is your specific scenario why you need the collection interval to be shorter giving other characteristics of Application Insights backend. Assumptions is that you need more than just collection interval change and we need to know what.

      • Enable Application Insights to support monitoring of Azure resource consumption.

        In developing my own SaaS service on top of Azure, I would like to be able to tie service activity to resource consumption in azure on a per user basis - that is, see just how much Storage or Bandwidth or CPU for example is associated with handling a specific user request.

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          0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • need a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deploy

          a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deployments to our test Azure environments

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            0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bug in sending events based on XMLHttpRequest.prototype.send

            In Sender.ts, private _xhrSender(payload: string[], isAsync: boolean) method:

            The line var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); relies on an existing xhr object may be overriden in some properties.

            For instance, if I override XMLHttpRequest.prototype.send(), I could break the sending flow of events.

            I saw this happen in JIRA (Atalassian) with appInsights.
            This is a functionality issue as well as a security issue.

            The appInsights JS code should obtain the original send() code or save the prototype.send at the start of the code (to at list avoid changes during runtime)

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              0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not deprecate weekly Application Insights Digest Emails

              Please do not deprecate the weekly Application Insights digest emails. They provide exactly the information I want and need without the added effort of having to setup a custom reporting option. It just seems silly to take this feature away and force your customers to setup a programmatic "custom" reporting option using Microsoft Flow or Logics Apps with an Azure Function when you already provide a very reasonable automatic weekly digest email option.

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                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add convenience support for aggregating metrics

                Can the sample code here be supported and merged into the SDK? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-api-custom-events-metrics#aggregating-metrics

                I like how natural and convenient the Requests and Exceptions and etc. integration is (for ASP.NET) but metrics is less convenient at the moment.

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                  0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add outbound ports to app insights.

                  App services have an insanely low number of available outbound ports (~160). Past that things start to slow down and time out. Yet there is little to no information on the port usage. This would be invaluable for troubleshooting connection timeouts, keep-alive strategies, etc.

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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for other named dependency types

                    At the moment only SQL or HTTP is supported.

                    I am using dependency tracking to time dependencies for specific function calls, or third party components. It would be good to identify these with meaningful names and have icons to support them in views on the portal.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reduce Map Spacing when clustering

                      When you have a map with many services/roles/applications.
                      There is a tendency to have a few "hotspots" centered on the map and all the other things moved "far away" such that to get an overview you have to zoom out where each node in the graph is ridiculously small.

                      It would be awesome if the clustering could somehow take into account that the spacing relative to these central hotspots should not be too large. Included screendump of an example.

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                        0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change variables and preconditions names in applicationHost.xdt file for app service extension in Azure

                        The application insights azure app extension comes with an applicationHost.xdt file.
                        You guys have the same names of variables and preconditions of all the examples found online.

                        For example, the name of 2 variables and 1 precondition:
                        HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING and HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_ACCEPT_ENCODING
                        NeedsRestoringAcceptEncoding

                        So when i added my own applicationHost.xdt file with the same variables names (as were the examples found online), in order to do reverse proxy with URL rewrite i had issues making it work.
                        I am new to this, so it took me a while to figure it out that there was actually a clash with the variables and…

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                        • Dimension in User Flow Chart

                          If you select Dimensions in the User Flow it's not getting visible if there are long event names. Therefore show it seperatly on the cards.

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                            0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Populate client_browser and client_os for requests (not just pageviews)

                            We're using AI to monitor our Web API and want to analyse the various client applications that connect to it. We'd hoped to use UserAgent - the clients set the User-Agent header, with product, version and OS information.

                            However, it seems that only telemetry that's marked as a PageView has the UserAgent parsed into 'client_Browser' and 'client_OS' - any Request telemetry has those properties empty. (Despite the Analytics schema having those properties.)

                            Are we taking the wrong approach? Or should AI actually be setting these properties for requests?

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                              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add back the ability to View all Telemetry for this single operation from within End-to-End view

                              End-to-End view gives ALOT of data. If I select a single operation in the long list of things a user did in their session, I want the "Related Items" pane on the left to allow me to see all telemetry items FOR THIS SINGLE OPERATION. I can see whole session and root operation. I had to disable End-To-End to restore this functionality.

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                              • Provide more details when exception is thrown by App Insights SDK

                                When I tried to track exceptions thrown by WCF services using telemetry.TrackException of the Microsoft.ApplicationInsights library then the exception was tracked but a exception was also thrown for System.ArgumentException: 'Value does not fall within the expected range.' The stack trace showed the following:

                                at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
                                at System.Web.Hosting.IIS7WorkerRequest.GetServerVariableInternal(String name)

                                The exception did not mention which argument and what value was affected. So its very hard to find the root cause of the issue and arrive at a solution. Screenshot of the code and exception has been attached

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                                • Allow query results to be formatted and emailed periodically

                                  I should be able to provide a query, specify it's run frequency/trigger, map it's results to a template and email that out to a specific email address.

                                  Currently you redirect us to azure functions but that places the burden on end users. Reporting should be a core feature of AppInsights.

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                                  • Add a connection count for function apps

                                    Add a connection count for function apps. When my app gets socked with messages it goes into an unhealthy state as it tries to process all of them. It opens too many connections. Regardless if I use a lazy one or not, It's going to choke if it takes a long time to process and it's receiving a lot in a rush.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export user flow graph as png/jpg/pdf

                                      There should be an option to export the user flow graph to an image or a PDF, so it can be shared with colleagues who don't have and need not have Azure access.

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                                      • Redact user information from Continuous export of App Insights

                                        With GDPR it would be nice to add a feature that allows you to redact user information when using the continuous export function with App Insights.

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                                        • Add Release annotations to Live Stream and Metrics, not just Metrics Explorer!

                                          Annotations would be very valuable on Live Stream and the new Metrics(preview) area. My hope this would also push to the dashboards created from these as well.

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