Azure Monitor-Application Insights

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  1. Daily Cap Report

    A report that shows daily caps for all AI resources.

    The initial 100GB/day can result in huge charges. Typically, this is controlled via daily caps and sampling. However, unless you use a template to deploy every single resource it's possible to have resources created with the defaults.

    A report showing what the sample rate and daily caps are for each AI resource would be great to determine at a glance what's going on. Additionally, some reporting to group them together would facilitate seeing outliers.

    Additionally, there are times that a resource is running into some issues and the sample rate…

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  2. Can't see full sql

    We're unable to see SQL passed into database. If it's a proc, we can see the name of the proc, but what we're tying to do is look at failures and continuously improve. That would require full command text, including full sql with paramters.

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  3. Explain what enabling app insights on web app does

    One can create a web application that would report to AI without ever enabling it in Azure portal: just install appropriate packages, initialize the library with instrumentation key and you are done. You don't even have to run the app in Azure, the data is still going to be sent to AI regardless.
    With that, it is unclear why there is a separate "enable Application insights" button in portal and what it does. There is no documentation linked that explains what exactly happens when it is enabled there and why is there a need to enabled it. It would be…

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  4. Move Region while retaining log history

    As more regions become available for application insights, it would be nice to move region of application insight resource while retaining the log history.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. Pause the gathering of data

    To be able to simply pause the collection of data via the portal without the need for removing the SDK's etc. I'm assuming that this would update the sample config to 0 for everything.

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  7. Show partial Instrumentation Key in Dashboard to identify App Insight instances by instrumentation key

    When dealing with different App Insight instances specified within config files using an Instrumentation Key, it can be difficult to locate the specific App Insight Instance in the Azure Portal, armed only with the instrumentation key.

    Given an instrumentation key, I would like to quickly navigate to the relevant Application Insights instance in the Azure Portal, perhaps by being able to see a couple of the characters from the instrumentation key next to the list of the App Insights instances.

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  8. Add support for Azure Monitor Service Tag Availability Tests

    Currently, Application Insights is part of Azure Monitor. However, Availability tests and other Application Insights are not included in the Azure Monitor service tag, so administrators must instead currently use the IP addresses listed at: For now, the only way to address this would be using the IPs at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/ip-addresses and subscribing to the RSS feed: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/commits/master/articles/azure-monitor/app/ip-addresses.md.atom.

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  9. Consolidate Settings

    Consolidate the various places where one cat set the instrumentation key. I just found that my app had two different keys:

    APPINSIGHTS_INSTRUMENTATIONKEY
    ApplicationInsights:InstrumentationKey

    One set by the portal, which I think is for the debugger, snapshots, more integrated solutions and the other one is set by me or VS at install into the app. This is the one that I would typically use to embed for JS and (in some cases) manually at startup for the app.

    There's also the config file, it seems (I don;t use that). There should be one place to ensure that the correct key is…

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  10. error InsufficientAccessToResource when creating new alert in oms that uses cross appinsight query

    am trying to create new Alert in OMS using cross application query. In the condition box am entering query as app('appinsightname').exceptions but gui shows red alert saying invalid query. using fiddler i see the below response is returned from microsoft server when its trying to parse my query.

    code: "InsufficientAccessToResource"
    message: "Cannot access 'appinsight-entitle' with the current credentials"
    target: "query"
    value: "appinsight-entitle"
    Any pointers ? any specific permission needed. please advise. One thing to note is if i run same query directly in oms log search am able to see the results. so problem is when new alert creating workflow…

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  11. Application Insights support connecting Work Items to different Azure subscription

    Application Insights has the ability to connect to an existing Azure DevOps project so that Bug Work Items can be created.

    This doesn't seem to work if the Application Insights instance is in one Azure Subscription and DevOps is linked to a different subscription/AAD

    2 votes
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  12. App Services attach support custom applicationInsights.config.

    Currently we cannot change the ApplicationInsights.config, when we have set up Application Insights extension for monitoring Web App.
    ApplicationInsights.config is hidden from Kudu console.
    Could you review the below idea?

    idea:
    App Services attach support custom ApplicationInsights.config, when we have set up Application Insights extension.

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  13. Allow data retention beyond 2 years

    While work is in progress to extend retention up to 2 years (as Log Analytics has), there is a need for data retention longer than this.

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  14. "service tag" for Application Insights whitelisting in NSGs

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/security-overview

    Create a service tag for application insights so it is easier for a user to whitelist the app insights IPs on the NSGs

    12 votes
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  15. Allow Data Sources managements from the Analytics/Logs blade inAzure

    In the old standalone AI website, we could click on settings and manage Data Sources, which would show up in "Other Data Sources".

    Managing Data Sources, however, seems to be impossible in the Analytics Azure blade.

    Please add a link to manage data sources in the "Logs" blade of an AI resource...

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  16. Please use monospaced font in message property in azure event properties screen

    Please use monospaced font in message property in azure event properties screen

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  17. There needs to be a option where we can sort data based on each server rather than seeing a consolidated view of all servers.

    There needs to be a option where we can sort data based on each server rather than seeing a consolidated view of all servers.

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  18. How do I remove ApplicationInsights for a specific environment from Azure Portal ?

    What is the way to deactivate App Insights for our production environment ? We could remove AppInsights nuget packages from our app, but that would prevent us from using it when deployed in our test / staging environment. However, we do not want to use it anymore on production environment (due to too many "surprise monthly price" bad news).

    How can we do that ?

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  19. Add a 'description' attribute to the AI instance definition and dashboard

    We have a growing number of AI instances in our account, and since the Name cannot be changed (without a corresponding change in the application(s) that report to it), it is often very difficult to figure out which AI instance is the "right" one for a given project. Adding a "description" text field which could be edited at any time would greatly assist in management.

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  20. Add the ability to disable warning emails in Powershell

    The daily cap warning level cannot be set or disabled via PowerShell, only the cap reached email or level can be set.

    The PowerShell command Set-AzureRmApplicationInsightsDailyCap needs to be updated accordingly to accommodate for the warning as well.

    Also, when adding a new feature like this, the PowerShel needs to be updated before the feature is released for public consumption. Otherwise admins get flooded by emails if they have a lot of app insights in Azure and they then have to manually go and disabled or set the cap for hundreds of app insights.

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