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. Ensure live metrics respects the current theme

    The portal looks great. Very slick. Not applying the dark theme to this cool view is jarring.

    11 votes
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  2. Add a priority level for all traced events

    There should be a priority level that indicates the relative priority of the data.
    The priority level of a tracked item should be possible to set on an item by item basis, or by more general declarative rules.

    High priority data should be retained for longer time and care should be taken to make sure no high priority data is lost anywhere.

    Example of use case:
    You might want to mark events when a user change/request a new password longer than a metric of time taken for a storage request.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Having different retention policies for different telemetry items is a very interesting feature request. Enabling this is fundamentally non-trivial, so please keep upvoting and including the use cases where this is necessary. Please keep in mind that you can today ensure retention longer than 90d by using continuous export to archive subsets of the telemetry to external storages/data warehouses of your choice.
    Best, Michael
    -AppInsights Product Management

  3. Application Insights: Added Aggregation Type "Median" to Metric Charts

    For Metric Charts there are options Sum, Min, Max, Avg.

    An additional option Median would be often helpful because it is resistant against outliers.

    (The median is the number separating the higher half of values from the lower half.)

    11 votes
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  4. filter app map based on tag or environment

    App Map as well as metrics can get cluttered with dev/test and even local machine data. While you could use different app insights keys, it would also be helpful to easily tag an environment and then easily filter out an environment on app map and other visualizations

    10 votes
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  5. Failover for Application Insight as part of Disaster Recovery Plan

    We do not see fail-over mechanism for Application insight which should work for Disaster Recovery Plan. Seems DR still not supported by Application insight, below link for reference -
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/resiliency/recovery-loss-azure-region

    10 votes
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  6. 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?

    10 votes
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  7. Add Release Annotations to the Performance/Failures views

    Would be great if you could see Release Annotations from Dependencies as well.

    10 votes
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  8. Add Seconday Axis to Charts in Analytics

    I have 3 output columns TimeStamp(datetime), JobRunDuration (int), RowsProcessed (int)

    When I use “render timechart” AI is showing me the two Int values on same axis.
    It would be great if a secondary axis could be added to charts so that two values could be represented in same chat.

    10 votes
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  9. 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.

    10 votes
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  10. service endpoint

    As a financial organisation we need to be able to send information securely to Application Insights to within our own virtual network and not via a public IP. Given Application Insights could potentially contain private and/or confidential data which definitely is not desired to be sent outside of our corporations network. So in order or our team to be able to use the functionality of Application Insights it would be great if we could have the functionality send the information via a service endpoint instead of one of the current public ip addresses.

    9 votes
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  11. Continuous export to Azure Data Lake Store

    Application Insights should support continuous export to Azure Data Lake Store the same way as support for continuous export to Blob Storage.

    Azure Data Lake Store is the new and "future proof" place to store all raw Big Data that you want to analyze using HD Insights / Azure Data Lake Analytics / Power BI etc.

    Attached is a slide from the "Introducing Data Lake" that shows the difference between Data Lake Store and Blob Storage https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/16910

    9 votes
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  12. Support for on-prem

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

    9 votes
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  13. 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…

    9 votes
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  14. Ability do embed dashboard to third party applications. E.g. CMS. Including Quick Pulse

    Many of our clients would love to see the amazing reports we can generate in App Insights from with in their web application e.g. CMS. Although it would be possible to build these dashboards manually using the API, it would be much more feasible to just get an embed code for the metrics graphs ans list created in the Azure Portal.
    This should also include the live streaming Quick Pulse.

    8 votes
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  15. Enable the creation of Annotations in VSTS linux agents

    Adding the release annotation task on a Linux agent throws the following error:

    [error]A supported task execution handler was not found. This error usually means the task does not carry an implementation that is compatible with your current operating system. Contact the task author for more details.

    Write the release task to support Linux or OS agnostic.

    8 votes
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  16. Application Insights - User Flows export to PowerBI

    It would be greate to have an export of the User Flows to PowerBI.

    8 votes
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  17. Automatic refresh and configurable refresh interval

    Introduce a dashboard setting to allow configuring a refresh interval, similar to the concept in Kibana, e.g.

    https://s33.postimg.cc/4dy7qrbhb/refresh-interval.png

    At the configured interval, all tiles on a dashboard should refresh their sources and update accordingly

    8 votes
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  19. Azure Dashboard Tiles for Scalar Analytics Queries

    For simple KPIs it would be great to be able to pin a simple scalar result to a small (1x1 to 2x2) dashboard tile.

    Ideally these could be made visually identical to the built-in KPI tiles from Application Insights for Users, Page Views, etc, including the option to set an Icon & Up/Down trend.

    8 votes
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  20. Allow to select all alerts of a smart group (not only visible)

    When viewing an alert smart group there's a possibility to select and edit all alerts at once. The issue is, that the "select all" option only selects the visible alerts of the current page. It doesn't select all alerts of all pages.
    If there are lots of alerts in a smart group it's very painful to iterate through all pages and process the activities for every page.
    It would be very useful to change the behavior of the "select all" option to really select all alerts (including alerts of other pages) or to add further select option to enable the…

    7 votes
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