Azure Monitor-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. Daily data cap alerts

    Add other users to a mailing list when the daily data cap has reached its maximum limit in App Insights

    21 votes
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  2. Enable ARM configuration of smart detection rules

    Programmatic control over Smart Detection rule settings is needed.

    14 votes
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    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

  3. Error message of delete failure should be more specific.

    Even just the App Insights resource is locked to prevent to be deleted, we can't determine it since the error message is as below.

    "Could not deleted
    Could not delete application"

    The message should be more specific like as other resources such as Web Apps.

    11 votes
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  4. "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

    10 votes
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  5. Allow auditing of Application Insights activity

    Support the ability to audit and view who is using various features in AI, ad hoc queries that are run, what information was viewed, etc. Perhaps feed this information into Azure Activity Logs or similar. This information can then be used for certain auditing scenarios as well as usage and behavior information.

    6 votes
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  6. Expose a "Application Insights Component Reader" Role Definition

    In the same way you expose the "Application Insights Component Contributor" role, expose a new role that give access to Overview and all other parts of AI (including Analytics) in a read-only fashion

    6 votes
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  7. 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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  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.

    4 votes
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  9. Allow enabling Application Insights on Virtual Applications, entirely through the Portal

    If App insights are turned on the portal for a given App Service containing Virtual applications, then the App Insights currently don't work ( Live stream shows the app is offline). MS has reported that this is not supported at the present time. But it would be a big help since it is a barrier to porting legacy applications.

    4 votes
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  10. Add a web hook to notify on Daily cap

    Today when the Daily Cap is reached , Azure sends an email to the account administrators - a web hook will allow alerting a wider group of people which this message is relevant to.

    4 votes
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  11. 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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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  12. Have an easy way to have only server side tracking

    I have a web app and
    1) dont want to introduce new cookies in it or client side api tracking calls
    2) dont want to log client information /IP (last 8 octet obfuscated is okay) . Think GDPR requirements.

    I still need to be able to track server side requests and exceptions and alert on them

    What is the easiest way to achieve this?

    3 votes
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  13. Ability to look up App Insights instance by IKey in Azure portal

    I have an IKey and am trying to figure out which AI instance it corresponds to. Clicking through every AI instance isn't very fun. Lookup would be much nicer. =)

    3 votes
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  14. 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.

    2 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...

    2 votes
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  16. Cannot share reports or dashboards from "Personal" account to "Work or School" account

    I have a web app with JavaScript that records events in App Insights, in the Azure subscription that is part of my Visual Studio subscription, which is under a "Personal" account (even though it is through my company). If I share an App Insights with a user in my company and the user has a "Work or School Account" (same domain as my Personal account), they cannot view the report. Enabling the debugger in IE11 shows that they are getting "Access Denied" errors (though they see nothing but a blank frame). I should be able to share with any type…

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    1 vote
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  18. 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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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  19. 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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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  20. 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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