Azure Monitor- Alert Management

Azure Alert Management provides a unified alerting experience across all Azure monitoring services including but not limited to Azure Monitor (Metrics and Activity Logs), Application Insights and OMS Log Analytics with support for third party services coming in future.
Azure Alert Management provides features such as alert correlation and state management.
This forum is to discuss anything related to alerting in Azure.

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  1. Customize Alert Email

    Alert Templates should be provided to configure the email subject, body and priority of email. This will help in categorizing the alerts in queues.

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  2. There should be a maintanance mode feature in App Insight for planned downtime

    We have 8 web tests under one App Insight workspace to monitor the availability of our service. Now we have to do planned maintenance which will affect all these 8 web tests. Since there is no quick option available on App Insight to put entire workspace on maintenance mode we have to individually click on "Disable Webtest" button for each web tests before beginning the maintenance and then post maintenacen activities we have to again click on "Enable Webtest" button for each of these 8 webtests which is not efficient.

    Can we please get "Maintenance mode" feature in App Insight…

    38 votes
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  3. To enable/disable Alert Rule add new Powershell CmdLet

    We often have the need to enable or disable Alert Rules programatically with powershell. It seems there is no real cmdLet to set properties of Alert Rules.
    In the powershell documentation of Alerts Rules I posted a script with a workarround to enable/disable/toggle alert rules.
    Issue can be found here: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/5284
    The documentation team liked the feedback to create a new CmdLet for this.

    Proposal: Set-AzureRmMetricAlertRule to change properties (ie. description, enabled etc.)

    P.S.
    Official documentation can be found here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/insights-powershell-samples#create-metric-alerts

    29 votes
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  4. Add exception details like call stack to Alert emails for quicker investigation

    Alert emails for exceptions do not show exception message and call stack. It forces us to click on app insights link which is slow to open and we've to click through multiple links to get to call stacks which is slow and can take many minutes. This is productivity loss and sometimes we don't get to investigate all alerts due to the overhead involved because of lack of this feature

    24 votes
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  5. 23 votes
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  6. Feature of testing if alert mail or message would be sent correctly in Azure Monitor.

    When I create an alert rule in Azure Monitor to send an email, I want to test if the email would be sent and received correctly.

    Now, it doesn't seem to have this feature in Azure Monitor.
    So it is better for me if there is this feature.

    22 votes
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  7. Allow cloning of existing azure monitor alert rules

    Most of our alert rules are variants/copies of each other: same alert target, same action group, similar search queries, evaluation logic etc.

    It would be great if we could simply clone an existing alert rule (and modify it as needed) instead of creating one from scratch each time.

    15 votes
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  8. Application Insights: Increase length of message property

    Message of logged exception is often cut off. Full data cannot be displayed.
    Please increase length of message property to get full data.

    14 votes
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  9. Add metric charts to alert email

    It will be helpful to see a chart of the metric the alert email is about. Please add this to the email content.

    13 votes
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  10. Unable to create Cross Resource Alerts via ARM template

    If you change the query to a Cross Resource query using the template in the document linked below, you get a 400 error with this message.

    I can take the exact same query and make an alert in the portal against the same Application Insights instance without issue.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitor-alerts-unified-log-template

    "error": {
    "code": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request).",
    "message": {
    "lang": "en-US",
    "value": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request)."
    },
    "innererror": {
    "stacktrace": "System.ArgumentException: properties.search.query is…

    12 votes
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  11. App Insight should allow user to decide how often alert email should be repeated when issue is still not resolve and being investigated

    App Insight should allow user to decide should alert email notification need to be generated for the same issue or not and how often? Sometimes it takes time to investigate and fix the issue after it gets reported by App Insight alert email.

    This is especially important when we have automated process in place to generate a ticket when App Insight sends alert email notification but then ticketing system start creating duplicate tickets when App Insight sends alert emails for the same issue with same subject line until it gets resolved.

    Additionally, it would be better if App Insight alert…

    12 votes
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  12. Auto-adjusting alerts based on moving averages, and more

    Please enable alerts by a percent or hard number above or below a threshold calculated by AI, as in the average value of this metric for this time of day for this day of the week. On Sunday and Monday, we have low traffic to our apps, so it is very unlikely for alerts based on Friday volume to trigger, even though there may be issues for the low volume users on a Sunday or Monday.

    11 votes
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  13. alert when a metric sample is no longer sent (missing data)

    Please support the ability to configure an alert rule to trigger then the associated metric data is no longer sent (missing data)., so that we can detect issues with the application that result in lack of data. The alert shall auto-resolve when data next arrives (and if the threshold criteria is satisfied).

    10 votes
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    we have not closed on a plan at this time. As a workaround however, please note the update here: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/14428134-add-alerts-based-on-results-of-analytics-queries. With the support for metrics derived from analytics queries, you can track an aggregate of the data received, and set a different number when there are no results. Let us know if that works for you.

  14. Alerts for "Max Request Units" in Cosmos DB

    In the legacy alerts, there was an alert called "Maxs RUs Sec" that would trigger if we hit a certain RU count on Cosmos DB.

    In the new Alerts, we cannot find a way to get the same alert setup. We only see "Total Request Units" however this does not give us what we are looking for.

    Is "Maxs RUs Sec" an upcoming feature? Is there a current workaround for to get this data in an alert?

    9 votes
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  15. Enable/support "new" alerts to be altered with/through CLI API

    Hi
    Please enable support for new alert type through CLI API. Classic is supported
    We can alter both new and classic alerts in Azure Portal, but only classic alerts with CLI. This should be prioritized as all alerts now will be created in new format to avoid migration later.
    We use alerting through log analytics and directly per item. Not being able to change alert status automatically during deploys is a bit of a showstopper.
    I get flashbacks to classic vs. New portal.
    Asger

    9 votes
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  16. Add Alert Rule name or description in the monitoring alert emails

    When monitoring alert emails are received from Application Insights they refer to the performance metric and threshold that has been crossed (or whatever has caused the alert rule to be activated)

    It would be useful if they also contained the name or description of the Alert Rule as this will often be more immediately meaningful to the recipients - particularly if they are support personnel.

    I've attached two screenshots:

    One shows the alert rule configuration - with meaningful name.
    And the other shows the alert email received - with just the performance metric described

    8 votes
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  17. 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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  18. integration send alert to third party (azure service bus, event hub, IFTTT, Slack)

    Allow app insight integration with third party (azure service bus, event hub, IFTTT, Slack). Allow sending metrics or alerts on a schedule or on trigger to third party. For example, send alerts to Slack.

    7 votes
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  19. Setting threshold for Available MBytes

    We can gather Available MBytes (\Memory\Available MBytes) of Cloud Service as App Insights telemetry with setting Diagnotics configuration as pic1.png.
    However, I don't know how can we determine the supplementary unit for that when we want to set an alert rule. The unit of it appears just "count" as pic2.png.
    Also, as far as I checked, it is not "MBytes" but "Bytes" contrary to the name of the counter.
    It would be nice if all unit of counters are displayed clearly.

    7 votes
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  20. Azure Alert e-mail formatting

    Simpler formatting of the Alert e-mails. Using a simpler subject line with Activated and Deactivated clearly stated would make the alerts much easier to read and match.

    The system currently sends the same subject line with [ALERT ACTIVATED] for both the initial activation and also any subsequent resolution.

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