Azure Monitor-Application Insights

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  1. Add ability to clear telemetry in Live Metrics Stream

    Currently you cannot clear the telemetry of a Live Metrics Stream.

    A common use case is to open Live Metrics Stream and add filters to only display failed requests, dependencies, and exceptions.

    Without being able to clear the existing list of telemetry, it is very difficult to use the live stream as a dashboard on a TV or even on your PC to quickly identify problems in production.

    If the list was cleared, you would immediately know when an error occurred since the list is on longer empty. Once you've analyzed the issue, you could clear the telemetry again and…

    23 votes
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  2. Url for time spans and other filtering

    It would be great if it were possible to drill into a particular time range for any of the analytis pages, and then generate a URL to be able to send to someone else ( or yourself ) which will take you back to that appropriate timespan (and/or any other filters you have in place ).

    Or alternatively be able to save these filters as sharable and just have the timespan as a url parameter.

    5 votes
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  3. Make Smart Detection customizable/configurable

    Our team would like to filter out/ stop Smart Detection of certain requests. We regularly get emails for "Abnormal rise in failure request rates", and would like to be able to exclude requests that have certain parameters from this smart detection (for example, if the request has a certain parameter in the URL or a specific header, don't count it towards the alert).

    3 votes
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  4. Azure Dashboard charts are limited to 30 Days

    We want to prepare dashboard which query application insight data for more than 30 days and currently that is not possible. Dashboard custom date selection should fetch application insight data which is beyond 30 days.
    Also, it gets override if you keep the timestamp in query itself.

    7 votes
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  5. Support for time granularity selected in Azure Portal Dashboard (via bin_auto?)

    When adding / pinning an Application Insights or Log Analytics chart to the dashboard, you can use the global time selector on the Dashboard to adjust both the the time range (e.g. past 1 hour, past 7 days) and the granularity (e.g. auto, 5 minutes, 1 hour, etc)

    However, that works only for the time range, but not for the granularity.

    The reason is that whenever you write a query to render a timechart, you have to hardcode the bin size in the query, e.g.:

    requests | summarize count() by bin(timestamp, 1m)

    Given the query above, I could now choose the…

    10 votes
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  6. Edit Resolved Notifications

    Currently, through the new Action Rules, you can add a Description to the rule for when it fails. This Description can then be utilised for your notifications and is shown in emails/webhooks/any other notification you setup. (On a separate note specifically for webhooks, it would be useful for it to preview the JSON schema it is going to use).

    Once the Action Rule's criteria is no longer failing, it changes to "Resolved". This then also sends out notification to the same setup emails/webhooks/any other notification. However, there is no functionality in place to edit this notification or add a Description.

    2 votes
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  7. Application insights urls should have short option

    Application insights resources should have an option for a short url link so that it can be added to documentation, integrations, etc.

    Long urls with ids and big paths are not user friendly.

    3 votes
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  8. Application Insights Availability multi-step web test format

    Hi,

    right now, the only format available for Application Insights Availability multi-step web test is "webtest", which is specific to Visual Studio.
    In order to support more technologies, it should be compatible with other widespread formats (HAR, Selenium, JMeter, ...).

    Cheers

    2 votes
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  9. Disable & Enable Application Insights as Needed

    Need an option to Disable a specific instance of Application Insights and Azure Monitor during a planned Maintenance Window and then the ability to re-enable it when needed. Could not find such an option on the Azure Portal. Currently it is only possible to stop telemetry by changing the web.config file of the app but nothing on the server side on the Application Insights instance.

    3 votes
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  10. Set Custom Properties order by Properties Name

    Set Custom Properties order by Properties Name
    Now,it is not orderby

    4 votes
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  11. Set cloud_roleName in Application Insights

    It's currently hard to distinguish logs in Application insights because requests from different services/deployments all show up with the name "/score". As far as I've seen the only way to identify the service is to use a "startswith" on the "Container Id" customDimension.

    You should therefore set the "cloud_RoleName" field for all logs (requests, exceptions, traces). It should either be set to the service/deployment name, or it should be possible to specify a custom name per deployment (e.g. for allowing us to follow company-wide naming conventions).

    Setting the "cloud_RoleName" also enables other important features in Application Insights, like the Application…

    3 votes
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  12. Add ARM template support for continuous export

    We can configure continuous export through PowerShell, but there is no way to do this through ARM templates currently. This would be very helpful.

    I use ARM templates to declare the desired state of my resource group. Every time I have to augment ARM templates with PowerShell commands, it gets much harder to deploy and test my deployment pipeline.

    54 votes
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  13. Return Export ID on Application Insights Continuous Export creation

    Currently, creating a Continuous Export via the API or Go SDK returns a list of all continuous export configurations on success.

    It would be better if it returned only the export configuration just created, or only the Export ID for the configuration just created, so the user knows the Export ID of the new export configuration.

    Please see https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/issues/4745 for more details.

    5 votes
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  14. Add support to save custom configurations.

    We use live analytics to monitor our long-running background processes. We don't utilise any API calls, and so request based metrics are of no use.

    We manually change a few of the widgets to CustomEvent and Exceptions to monitor, but pinning those changes to the dashboard reverts our custom changes and adds in the Request Count/Duration widgets.

    If we could have the ability to save changes to a stream and then load those changes in when the dashboard item is clicked it would make life a bit easier.

    1 vote
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  15. Multi-select on Availability Tests

    Availability tests on Application Insights do not have the multi-select option. This means that in a resource with dozens of web tests, to start/stop all of them or a group of them this has to be done one by one.

    3 votes
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  16. Allow globally configurable rules for "Successful request" true/false

    There's no way to globally configure some HTTP status codes (e.g. 404 or any other user wants to treat as successful) to be "Successful request" = true.
    Yes, you can workaround this using SDK, but when you use e.g. Azure API Management, there's no way to configure this.
    Because of that Failure blade contains a lot of noise that user needs to filter out every time.

    Please make this globally configurable.

    1 vote
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  17. Pause logging of app insight logging selected type of exception so that in group results only new/required exceptions are visible

    Pause logging of app insight logging selected type of exception so that in group results only new/required exceptions are visible

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  18. Live Metrics Stream - Live filter (Grep the live traces)

    Can you give me a textbox to type in a bit of text I'm looking for, and the 'Sample Telemetry' flying past is filtered to just show matching items?

    This can give me a super quick verification when I deploy a fix. Currently I have to hunt manually for the telemetry that proves the fix (Or wait many minutes until I can find it with a KQL query)

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  19. Codeless Agent Integration - Allow override for "already instrumented" checks

    Allow override for "already instrumented" checks

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/azure-web-apps#troubleshooting

    I have applications that have the "System.Net.Http" and "Microsoft.Azure.EventHubs" assemblies loaded, which depend on the "System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticSource" assembly. When this assembly is loaded, Application Insights codeless integration for App Service doesn't work. This is due to a check for the Diagnostics assembly. Please allow an override to allow AI to start without checking for this assembly - when I do manage to get it to load, it works fine.

    1 vote
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  20. user flow that can be configured by a custom Property (rather than session or operation)

    Currently User flow can "group" the flow of calls based on session or operation. But there are specific scenarios (Like a REST API) where continuity is not based on operations or session. But some custom property we inject in the CustomEvents (it can be either a custom SessionId that is sent by the client code or CustomUserId)

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